TV has utterly failed disabled people, says ‘The Virtues’ writer Jack Thorne

Thorne was delivering the 46th MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival.UK TV has “utterly and totally” failed disabled people, according to MacTaggart lecturer Jack Thorne, as he unveiled an accessibility pressure group designed to improve the situation.The Virtues and The Accident writer pulled no punches when referring to disability as “the forgotten diversity”, as he became the 46th MacTaggart speaker and first to have had a disability.“Disability is the issue everyone leaves out of speeches,” he said.“Gender, race, sexuality all rightly get discussed at length but disability gets relegated out.

In conversations about representation, it is confined to the corner,

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