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People with disabilities continue to be discriminated against and misconceptions about them are spread. The purpose of this study is to research how forms of media have influenced society’s depiction of people with disabilities. Secondary research will be conducted to analyze others’ findings about how misleading beliefs originated and continue to exist in the media. Primary research will be conducted through a survey to find out what the public view is and how they have seen people with disabilities portrayed in the media. These results will help understand media’s effects on societal opinion. It will be analyzed and help determine possible actions on what can be done to prevent misconception of people with disabilities in the media.

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