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Bectu and Equity have teamed up with disability campaigners to invite deaf and disabled people to share their experiences of working in British TV.

The unions are backing a survey that marks the launch  of Disability by Design: Representation in TV, a disability awareness campaign from Deaf and Disabled People in TV (DDPTV), with Equity, Bectu’s Unscripted TV: Development, Editorial and Production branch and Bournemouth University.

Deaf and/or disabled professionals have until 23 May to complete the survey, which will gather information on best practice, recruitment, disclosure, reasonable adjustment in the workplace and examples of ableism in the industry.

The campaigners said the survey was the first step in its ambition to highlight the vitality of a diverse TV industry, amplify the voices of deaf and disabled professionals, educate on legal obligations and showcase examples of best and worst practice.

The survey’s findings will form part of a social media campaign launching in June, featuring testimonies, online events and resources for deaf, disabled and non-disabled professionals.

Down the line, the campaigners will share a report with broadcasters, indies, academics and other interested parties.

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