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Videos on Disabilities: Places to Find Disability Videos

  • Synopsis: Published: 2009-08-07 (Revised/Updated 2017-04-03) - A collection of resources providing information on where to find DVDs and videos relating to disability issues and disabilities online. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Ian Langtree at www.disabled-world.com.

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Quote: "These videos contain people with disabilities in real life situations; they capture scenes of inclusion in action at school, home, work, and play."

Online sources for DVD's and Videos relating to disability.

Apart from Disabled World's own growing collection of disability video clips there are a number of online sources for those seeking DVD's and Videos relating to disabilities.

Whether you are looking for teaching material for the classroom, or researching a subject related to disability and/or disabilities the chances are you can find exactly what you are looking for online today.

Places to Find Disability Videos:

The World Health Organization (WHO), provides a series of video clips under the heading "What's disability to me". Each film relates to a different chapter of the World report on disability, launched on 9 June 2011 in New York. Blind Australian aboriginal musician Geoffrey Yunupingu Gurrumul has supplied the soundtrack to the first four films.

Webbytalents - This is a fairly new website consisting of films made by or for people with disabilities across the world. It is also a new kind of platform at the crossroads between a social site and a site media designed to break down barriers for the world's disabled.

Child Development Media, Inc. (www.childdevelopmentmedia.com) - CDM offers an extensive collection of video tapes and training materials that have been professionally previewed, and are targeted for parents, professionals and students alike. Covering both video tapes and training materials on a wide range of topics and produced by leading behavioral specialists at outstanding institutions and programs.

Disability Resources (www.disabilityresources.org/VIDEOS.html) - Has links to a number of disability related videos that can be viewed online. These videos are interesting, informative, and noncommercial.

Fanlight Productions Disability Section (www.fanlight.com/catalog/subjects/disability.php) - This website distributes award-winning videos on health care, mental health, professional ethics, aging and gerontology, disabilities, the workplace, gender and family issues. In an example film "Living with Spinal Cord Injury" The producer, himself injured in a helicopter crash, brings a unique perspective on coming to terms with spinal cord injury. These films offer enduring proof that a tough break doesn't have to mean a ruined life.

Films Involving Disabilities - The Films Involving Disabilities website presents detailed listings of over three-thousand feature films and documentaries which involve persons with disabilities. The films the site lists are separated into two different categories - major films and minor films. The films are often reviewed, or include a summary as well as links to further information.

The Inclusion Series (www.inclusionseries.com) - These videos contain people with disabilities in real life situations; they capture scenes of inclusion in action at school, home, work, and play.

Accessibility Technology for Everyone (www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/videos.aspx) - Video case studies let you see and hear from successful business people who use accessible and assistive technologies on the job. Accessible technology solutions in the workplace help employers attract and keep a high quality workforce. Features professionals with disabilities pursuing successful and satisfying careers in business and government using a wide range of accessible technology.

Captioned Media Program - CMP, administered by the National Association of the Deaf, has over 4,000 open-captioned videos available to eligible clients, has no registration fees, and pays postage both ways for mailing of products. CMP is a federally funded free-loan program of captioned media for individuals with a hearing loss, teachers and others who work with this population, and parents.

Family Village Videos (www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/bookstore/Videos.html) - A number of links and resources providing both VHS and Disability Videos on a number of topics concerning disabilities. Example film: Buckle up and take a roller-coaster ride through the "anything but paralyzed" life of 25 year-old John Davis, a Paralympic gold medalist and rebel rider of an off-road wheelchair. This is a half-hour film documentary that focuses on the intense journey a person with disabilities must undergo to become truly enabled, with an emphasis upon the role sports and technology in that journey.

Sproutflix - (www.sproutflix.org) - The only distributor of films specifically and exclusively related to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Do you know of other disability video resources that should be on the list? If so please contact Disabled World.

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