The media has the ability and power to change society for the better. If there is enough pressure from the media, it could result in schools introducing a class on understanding people with developmental disabilities, and vulnerable minority groups in general. Art and theatre classes could act as the means for change in educational systems around the world. They could make learning approachable and fun and heinous crimes and abuse towards those with disabilities, would stop.
The way that people with disabilities are treated needs to change so that acts of injustice against people with disabilities can change. The role of the media in all this is crucial. The media carries a lot of responsibility in the way the society’s views change, but it seems that in most cases they are unaware of it and often waste opportunities to educate. However, good practices and examples can be taken from the arts, and more specifically the theatre.
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