Imagery has an important role in communicating a message. Sharing these videos that focus on people with disabilities pursuing independent lives in their communities reinforces The Ability Center’s primary message of inclusive communities and living independently.
Project VoiceScape: No Pity – A Documentary by Drew Morton Goldsmith
Project VoiceScape is a partnership with Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV to mentor today’s best young documentary filmmakers. No Pity – A Documentary is part of the collection. Drew Morton Goldsmith is no stranger to the art of film-making and has participated in more than 20 international film festivals with his film Treasure Diversity. For more information on Goldsmith please visit the PBS website.
Living and Working with a Disability
This video examines the scope of The Ability Center’s inclusive community programming and the positive results of those efforts in the lives of people living with disabilities.
Celebrating 90 Years of Ability Center History
This video celebrates The Ability Center’s history of serving people with disabilities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
The Importance of Accessible Housing
The Ability Center receives funds from the Toledo-Lucas County Housing Trust Fund. The Center uses these funds to construct access ramps for people with disabilities. This presentation chronicles the important impact of those funds on the lives of the people the Center serves.
People with Disabilities Making Community Connections
The Ability Center made this presentation for the Board of Trustees demonstrating different aspects of Community Connection programing. Community Connections creates and supports community options for people living with disabilities by assisting individuals in developing goals, identifying dreams, and defining their vision for their life.
My Medicaid Matters Rally in Columbus
Disability rights advocates and others rallied at the offices of Senator Rob Portman in Columbus to protest proposed cuts in Medicaid spending in September 2011.
Other Disability Advocacy Videos
Disability is not Inability – this is a video by Kenyan Leonard Chessire
Disability Discrimination: Disabled/Enabled – This is a public information film that demonstrates how small changes in the workplace can make it a lot easier for employees with disabilities to do his/her job.
The R Word is Not Acceptable – Not Acceptable is a powerful and compelling 30 second television PSA which gives voice to a variety of diverse communities each of whom expresses that it is not acceptable to call them by what were once common words, but are now recognized as offensive slurs.
Shelley Papenfuse, Disability Rights Advocate Testifies – Advocates for Ohio’s Future urges Ohio lawmakers to increase support for Medicaid programs that help needy Ohioans.
MSNBC News Video – Producing Real Jobs for Able Workers