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New podcast tells the stories behind the statistics about attitudes toward disability in Australia

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Angel Dixon OAM, Presenter of The Attitudes Podcast

The Attitudes Podcast, a six-episode series about attitudes towards disability, launches today.

In 2021 a national survey into community attitudes towards disability found that Australians are confused about disability. In an effort to make sense of the numbers Attitude Foundation together with Northcott are releasing a new podcast!

 

The Attitudes Podcast is hosted by former Attitude Foundation CEO and disability advocate, Angel Dixon and unpacks personal and societal attitudes towards disability, their impact on people with disability and how to move closer to inclusion.

 

Angel’s guests include:

  • Screenwriter, actor and producer Emily Dash
  • Self-labelled ‘political nerd’ Todd Winther
  • Filmmaker Johanna Garvin; and
  • Singer/songwriter and Chief Innovation Officer Emma Bennison.

 

From addressing the survey finding that 78% of respondents agreed people are unsure how to act around people with disability, to exploring why 61% of respondents agreed people often make fun of disability, Angel and her guests present a balanced, honest, sometimes funny and shocking discussion on feelings and behaviours not often talked about.

 

Whether you are a person with or without disability these candid conversations will broaden your understanding of disability.

“The Attitude Foundation exists to improve Australia’s understanding of disability. When we saw the results of the Melbourne Disability Institute community survey, we were not surprised but saddened by the reality of limited and misinformed attitudes” said Matt Field, Attitude Foundation CEO.

“We saw an opportunity to use first-hand stories by people who experience the impacts of limited attitudes daily to bring life to the data and remind everyone that people are on the other end of statistics like this.”

Northcott CEO Liz Forsyth said collaborating with Attitude Foundation aligns strongly with Northcott’s purpose to build an inclusive society.

“This podcast has provided a platform for people with disability to tell their own stories and discuss their opinions on community attitudes. It’s given the guests a way to inform the rest of the community about their lives – from the ordinariness of living with disability to the complexities,” she said.

 

How to listen

Powerd Media:  https://powerd.media/audios/series/attitudes-about-disability

Spotify and Apple Podcasts


Key Facts:

The Attitudes Podcast, a six-episode series about attitudes towards disability, launches today.


About us:

About Northcott – www.northcott.com.au

Northcott is a leading not-for-profit disability services provider with more than 90 years of experience. Our purpose is to build an inclusive society where people can live the life they choose. We work in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.

 

About Attitude Foundation  - www.attitude.org.au

Attitude Foundation is an organisation that is working to ensure that people with disability are represented and included across all forms of media.


Contact details:

Media contact – for interviews.

Northcott - Luisa Bustos - 0416 046 234 - Luisa.bustos@northcott.com.au

 

Attitude Foundation - Eliza Hull - 0400 189 847 - Eliza.hull@attitude.org.au

 

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