Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
Inclusion London, commissioned by the Glasgow Media Group and the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, was asked to carry out a study of changes in the way the media reports disability and how those changes impacted on public attitudes towards disabled people. In carrying out the study, it compared media coverage of disability in five papers in 2010-11 with a similar period in 2004-05.