Tanya Black is one of the key people behind disabilities show Attitude. After featuring on the show while rehabilitating from an accident which took the use of her legs in 2006, she joined Attitude as a reporter. She later became co-host, before moving behind the scenes into management. Black has covered high profile stories ranging from the Teina Pora case, to interviews with 9/11 first responders in New York. These days she is General Manager of Partnerships for the Attitude Group, helping find ways for corporates and organisations to connect with their audience.
I think straight after my accident I really couldn't imagine, years on, that I would be travelling the world, that I would be working full time, that I'd be supporting myself, that I'd be doing all the things and more that I'd been doing before my accident ... I realised that life is just different and for me, I think life is better than it was before. Tanya Black, in an interview for website Attitude Live
Attitude is a weekly series looking at the issues and interests of people living with a disability. This episode features Kiwi teenager George Cairney, who suffered a serious head injury after getting into a car with a drunk driver. The 19-year-old now has a child-like personality, and has to re-learn everything. Also featured is a story on two former NYC police officers who were among the first responders to the Twin Towers terror attack. The pair talk about the health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder they and their colleagues suffer.
Attitude is a weekly series looking at the issues and interests of people living with a disability. This episode features the Special Olympics Unity Cup at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. The team is made up of intellectually disabled players from around the world, and celebrities such as South African president Jacob Zuma, Special Olympics boss Tim Shriver (of the Kennedy family), and Chinese movie star Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Mark Liggins is the Kiwi representative on the team, and he travels to the cup with former All Whites captain Steve Sumner.
Attitude is a weekly series that addresses the issues and interests of people living with a disability. The high energy series launched in 2008, with a strong thread of advocacy journalism. Attitude has a number of team members who themselves have a disability, including all the onscreen researcher/reporters. Much of Attitude's content has been loaded onto online hub Attitude Live, which launched in 2013 and later beat 86 countries to win a World Summit Award in the 'inclusion and empowerment' category — plus praise for digital innovation.