Quels roles les affiches et la television peuvent-elles jouer pour favoriser la participation sociale des personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle?

Translated title of the contribution: What roles can posters and television play in promoting social participation among persons with mental deficiencies?

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For a long time, Québec has fostered the integration and social participation of people with an intellectual disability. However, few adaptations have been made in the context of integration. The current situation of these people is characterized by poverty, dependency, illiteracy and isolation. The "Processus de production du handicap" (Disability Creation Process) shows that this situation can be improved by adapting certain environmental elements, such as television and posters, to the characteristics of these people. These two modes of communication could respond to the needs of people with an intellectual disability by more directly fostering their social participation. This would contribute to increased acceptance of their differences on the part of the general population, encourage them to act on their own behalf, encourage them to feel they are capable of and will succeed at accomplishing a task, and better serve them in terms of accessing information. In addition, creators of media messages should assume the responsibility of adapting their messages to the characteristics and needs of people with an intellectual disability by such means as simplifying texts or adding pictograms.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Public Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2009



  • Intellectual disability
  • Media
  • Mental disability
  • Social participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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