Taste is the enemy of creativity: Disability, YouTube and a new language11An earlier version of this chapter was shortlisted for the inaugural Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize for Telecommunications and Disability.
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Disability is everywhere and therefore nowhere. Although present in popular culture, its function is rarely of benefit to those with impairments. However, social media do provide options for diverse communities and citizens to communicate, resist, challenge and create a consciousness through popular culture. This chapter explores the new uses of new media, with attention to YouTube and its comment function. © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.