Increasing awareness of Visual Differences and Disability

  • Carleen Walsh

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


Involved (since 2012) in increasing awareness of skin disorders through radio, newspaper, online and television productions. 


Raising awareness of visual differences and unique beauty

Promoting resilience in children and caregivers

Discussing key transitions in life for affected families 

Impact of disability and schooling 

Period11 Oct 2017 → 20 Sep 2019

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleNationwide TV Programme
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionTwo follow-up TV programmes, documenting the impact of ichthyosis on our family
    PersonsCarleen Walsh
  • TitleTG4 Nuacht Feature
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionArticle in Irish language filmed in our home. Promotion of HSE subsidised flights to Dublin for hospital appointments for families with children with complex medical needs.
    PersonsCarleen Walsh

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleNewspaper & Magazine Contributions - Increasing Awareness of Visual Differences
    Media name/outletDonegal Democrat, ,Donegal News, The Irish Sun, The Irish Star, The Sun, The Star, The Times, The Independent,
    DescriptionSeveral contributions created, submitted and published (32) for several local, national and international newspapers.
    PersonsCarleen Walsh