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Time to have your say

23/05/08

You may notice some changes to the Creature Discomforts website. We’ve made a few design tweaks to prepare the site for new characters coming this summer. We’ve also added a Forum where you can chat about the campaign, the characters, and the people and issues behind them. Finally, a new blog section will see regular news in the run up to the series of Creature Discomforts animations and beyond. Keep checking back for more information.

26 Responses to Time to have your say

  1. From Anonymous

    We are a user led disability organisation of professional people and adore your site.

    I’d love to see a snail creature and a mole in future.

  2. From adventures youth club

    we are a youth club in the south of cumbria for young people with disabilities. we would like to see young people represented in the next campaing

  3. From fiona

    I think that creature discomforts is great and love the wording of disABILITY.
    it’s good that new characters are coming out. it clearly takes such a lot of work to produce a small amount of video.

    can you tell me if there are plans to have younger people with disabilities represented?

  4. From Yvette Howell-Williams

    I would love it if you could highlight the problems people with disabilities face when they can’t park near to the shops. Sometimes because people without blue badges are using the spaces. This happens to me alot and it sometimes means I have to go back home again! Thanks for all you do though, the adverts are fabulous!

  5. From Andrea S.

    How about captions or transcripts for the radio spots on your site so that deaf people can access them also?

    Would like to eventually see “creatures” with less obvious disabilities, such as psycho-social disabilities, attention deficit disorder, specific learning disabilities, etc. Also, Deaf BSL user and a hard of hearing creature who doesn’t sign (since not everyone with a hearing loss signs).

  6. From Dr Adrien Youell

    You have not mentioned people confined to home with severe spinal disease. My greatest contribution to sound in the house is screaming OUCH when a misplaced disc presses on spinal cord causing mental misinterpretation of spontaneous pain in fingers or feet as if hit by a mallet, even at night.

    I am the Doctor-Ade in our new International Spinal Pain Support group, helping spinally disabled people understand the neuropathology of their complaints.

    But my point is that I am totally disabled, confined to house and spend my days in bed or reclining with feet elevated parallel to computer. My wife finds it difficult to emotionally cope with an ‘inert’ body who only needs feeding but I am no longer the man to fix things around the house, mow the lawn and of course not a social companion.
    Ade

  7. From Jus

    I myself have a stammer, I feel we are unrepresented in society. We are now included in the (DDA) but there is very little support or understanding of this disability. I feel next time you could include a character with speech problems and also the emotional stress of having communication problems. It effects all age groups, I myself am a Teacher, I cant get a job because people cant see past my disability or maybe they just haven’t met or spoken to a person who has a stammer, no understanding. Its all about promoting who we are as people. You are doing a great job, keep up the great work.

  8. From emma

    WHat a great campaign. DId anyother corrie fans spot the Creature Discomforts poster up in Roy’s Rolls last night

  9. From christina smith

    Love the new creature disability animals I am just coming to terms with my diabliity as only been disabled 19 months but people now treat me differently though l am still same person ! hopefully by your adverts people wil understand more what it is like to have a disability .
    best wishes
    christina

  10. From Susie - Oxon

    It would be nice to have the facility to make the wording larger and more distinct. I struggle to read it and I have reasonably good eye-sight, just a ‘mental’ disability.

  11. From Jazmin

    i think this site will help alot its very amusing and very cool

  12. From kairon and daniella

    Our favorite creatures are the sausage dog and the turtle. The best add is the one were the rabbit and Milly the mouse. It is a great campaine and will help loads of disabled people relise how there disabilaty should not effect there everyday life.

  13. From georgia

    i really like your website because it shows you that disabled people have really got brains because people think that they havent because if some one needs to say something they talk to the person with them instead.

  14. From Ruby

    I don’t think you should be discriminated if you have a medical problem or a disability. My friend has asthma and I dont make fun of him when he is out of breath.

  15. From Meg Meg

    We think that your site is great But we also think people with disabilities are not treated very well with people think their thick so we think this adverts show people what it like to go through life with disabilities!

  16. From keiran and adams

    The website is good and the caricters are gerate

  17. From Andrea

    I came across this website by accident I am extremely impressed with how funny yet directly accurate the ads are with getting the point across. Keep up the good work I have a developmental disability which is hard for people to recognise I also am a self- advocate from Alberta, Canada

  18. From ANNETTE DUNBAR

    I thought it was really good, I had a stroke 6 years ago, and now walk with a stick, people stare at me when I go out, I was 46 when I had my stroke.

  19. From caroline

    on reading the profound effect your clever adverts are having, how do you think you might portray the problems those who can walk, but ony with difficulty, albeit barely visible. the effort of walking round two aisles in the supermarket often makes me either teary or absent minded, although I’ve developed a ay of surviving, and rarely use a wheelchair. But being that my disability common to many is invisible to most except regular visiotrs or my gp, how could this be portrayed?
    Well done for the adverts, so far.

  20. From JasonD

    Hi Caroline,

    Thank you for comment and for raising a very valid point - certain disabilities are easier to effectively portray though our animations than others. We have attempted to cover a broader range of issues with the new releases, including at least one ‘invisible’ disability, but I agree that it is a challenge. If we create further animations and characters, we will continue to consider how this could be portrayed.

    Jason

  21. From Lianne

    I have recently been registered disabled. One of my conditions is invisible to general public except friends,family,GP who know amount of pain I am in. However I have also started with a mobility,balance problem. I get so tired,lots of pain whilst shopping that I used a shop mobility scooter the other day. I was so amazed at how rude people were walking infront of me,as obviously I was invisible,others just had disgusted looks on their faces for sharing a pavement with them.Only a small majority were courteous. Any advert which can change peoples opinions of those with disAbilities can only be a good thing.

  22. From Anonymous

    from jolene
    will you be raising awarenes about people living with or who suffer with epilepsy on tv or radio. I think tv would be more effective. i suffer from epilepsy my self and suffer from seizures. during a attack i get all confused and disorientated. sometimes though i am concious i am not aware of people around me or my surroundings and often cross busy roads and find my self in strange places.

    there as been times when i have simply callasped or dropped to the floor like a piece of board. other times i have experienced miner jerks. some people with epilepsy go into a full blown fit called grand mall seizures where there whole body loses control and they violnty convult. some seizures are triggered by flashing lights or strobe lighting. i am a member of epilepsy action and have been working with them to raise awareness. though i dont see much on tv and the supprt group i attend the numbers have been dropping.
    i think the work you are doing is great and im all for getting involved and supporting you.

  23. From John

    Pleasant and funny,

    But what about Learning disabilities
    mental health problems
    hidden disabiities
    I am afraid that the wheelchair image of disability is dated and does not represent the vast majority of people with disabilities in the UK

  24. From Denise

    I am currently working with and about to offer training to families who care for children and young people with disabilities.

    It would be great to see some ads involving childrens comments.

  25. From Susan

    I listen to Classic FM all the time (I don’t have a TV) and have been meaning to look up this site for a while but, it was one of your most recent ads that spurred me to do it: the one about the blind actor… My best friend is registered blind (she has macular degeneration plus another 2 eye conditions which I can never remember the name of!) but she fakes it so well that, unless she actually carries a white stick when she’s out, people simply don’t believe her. I agree with earlier comments about the non-visible disabilities: I suffer from manic depression (Bipolar it’s called these days: that’s an American term for the most serious cases but here it’s simply a euphemism for the old fashioned more accurate desription) and many people are completely contemtuous of people wih mental health conditions. Anyway; well done for the radio ads - keep up the good work!

  26. From Sam

    I new now that my friends have been bullying me what makes it bad is that there now that they are doing it. i plan to tell them as soon as I get back to collage