It’s a cracker! That’s the verdict on the NUJ’s new Disability Handbook by those who have seen it. Produced in hard copy as a glossy, A4 size booklet, the handbook consists of twenty-nine pages of information on journalism and disability, covering subjects such as disabled members in the workplace, disability and the law, union activity and campaigns – even the new Equality Acts in the Republic of Ireland are discussed Portrayal issues and – especially important for journalists – appropriate language in dealing with disabled people are also included.
The handbook comes as an A4 booklet, or as PDF available here but is also available in whatever format you need. It’s on the main Union website at http://www.nuj.org.uk or simply contact us in the DMC and we’ll get the information to you in whatever format you request.
The Handbook will be officially launched at this year’s ADM in Birmingham 12-15 April and other launches will be held in various locations in Ireland and in UK .