Tag: Media and Disability

News Articles regarding Disability Issues

Superfest Film Festival 2007

On June 2 and 3 of this year, the Gaia Arts Center in downtown Berkeley held the Superfest 27. According to their website, Superfest is the longest running International Disability Film Festival. Sponsored by Culture!Disability!Talent! (CDT), a non-profit organization made…

You-Tube Gems

Many Americans with free time nowadays may find themselves perusing You-Tube.  Although I cannot say that this is one of my favourite sites (it can be difficult to navigate), on occassion I have found some great video clips.  The clips below offer striking examples…

Transcripts of Podcasts

Having recently purchased a new home and been involved in the rather time consuming process of moving I have to admit to being somewhat remiss in my duties as a podcaster and blogger.  I only recently saw this link to…

The Accessible Channel

Canada’s National Broadcast Reading Service (NBRS) was just granted a broadcast licence for a specialty service called The Accessible Channel.  NBRS is a not-for-profit entity with a mandate to enhance media access for an estimated 4.5 million Canadians who are blind or…

Empathy Deficit Disorder

From:  http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage  Empathy Deficit Disorder Affliction where film audiences can’t seem to understand that not every scene in which a character appears with a mental disorder is funny. See Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” and Richard Gere in “Mr. Jones.”…