Posts Tagged ‘ Media and Disability ’

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

June 26, 2009
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The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

On June 26th, Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts re-introduced the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (H.R. 3101). This is a pretty comprehensive bill that was developed to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to emerging Internet Protocol-based communication and video programming technologies in the 21st century. There has been significant legislation...
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China’s National Human Rights Plan (and its inclusion of Disability) – Day In Washington Policy Podcast #37

April 16, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at Disability policy issues both here in the United States and also abroad. This week’s episode is focused on China. In 1993, the United Nations called on countries to establish a national human rights plan. On Monday, the Chinese government published its...
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National Forum on Disability Issues – Promotional Video

July 22, 2008
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The video posted below was created by Day In Washington as a tool to encourage both Presidential candidates and the disability community to attend the National Forum on Disability Issues. Those issues must have a place in the presidential election. On July 26th in Columbus, Ohio, the disability community will host a historic non-partisan...
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Mentally Ill Woman Dies on Hospital Floor – She had a name: Esmin Green

July 2, 2008
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The story of Esmin Green is a tale guaranteed to stir outrage in the most complacent individual’s heart.  It is a horrific story of how individuals with mental illness are treated.  The disability community is well aware of the public stigma and discrimination leveled at individuals with mental illness, but in this case that same...
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Brazil Disability Television Request

May 14, 2008
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Although I usually do not simply post forwards or on issues outside of disability policy. This is my one exception – disability and media. If you have any questions please do contact Lara or Gustavo directly. Thank you! Best, Day We are licensing films to be screened on a new TV program about disability...
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Individuals who are Deafblind in India and the Importance of YouTube

March 6, 2008
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The video below is from the Indian television station, NDTV and talks about the deafblind network set up in Delhi.  Obviously, the issue of disability was on the air in response to it being World Disability Day.  I have no doubt there are a lot opinions about the content of the piece and the...
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ADA Restoration Act Testimony Video – Carey McClure

February 11, 2008
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January 29, 2008, the House Committee on Education and Labor held a full committee hearing on H.R. 3195, the ADA Restoration Act of 2007.  Among the witnesses was Carey McClure, an electrician with 20 years experience who was denied a job with General Motors because of his disability and then was denied protection of...
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Super Bowl Ad – Deaf Joke and Behind the Scenes Video Clip.

February 4, 2008
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One of the hottest videos on the net right now that is making the circuit of the disability community is Pepsi’s new Superbowl ad.  What makes it so interesting is that it takes a popular joke in the deaf community and turns it into something very unique.    Video Description: Two deaf guys are...
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