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Now displaying: 2022
May 21, 2022
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate 
ADAPT National Organizer 
Downstate NY ADAPT
 
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May 14, 2022
Bob Kafka interviews Mark Johnson, Natl Disability Rights Leadèr 
Topic:  Discussion on the status of Disability Rights Movement 
 
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May 7, 2022
Host Bob Kafka interviews Dr. Amanda Kraus, President of the Assn on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) on issues confronting disability focused campus offices throughout the country.

 

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Apr 30, 2022

Lex Frieden, Director of independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, joins host Bob Kafka for an oral history of the ACCD. 

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Apr 23, 2022

Host Bob Kafka interviews Maggie Bush, Programs and Outreach Director of the League of Women Voters of the US.

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Apr 16, 2022
Host Bob Kafka welcomes Emmaly Wiederholt and Silva Laukkanen for a discussion of their new book, Breadth of Bodies: Discussing Disability in Dance. Both authors share how their dance backgrounds informed the project, and talk with Bob about the experience of interviewing 35 dancers with disabilities from 15 countries.  www.stanceondance.com

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Apr 2, 2022

Host Bob Kafka speaks with Stephanie Woodward, disability rights activist and executive director of Disability EmpowHer Network.

www.DisabilityEmpowHerNetwork.org

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Mar 26, 2022
Kelly Buckland, Disability Policy Advisor of the 
US Department of Transportation, joins host Bob Kafka. They discuss accessibility in public infrastructure projects of the past, present, and future.
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Mar 19, 2022

Host Bob Kafka speaks with Shaylin Sluzalis of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Marcie Roth of the World Institute on Disability. For a transcript of this program, click http://bff.justwork.io/

Mar 12, 2022

George Powers, Alexia Smalling, and Megan Gillespie discuss topics related to the initiatives of the ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization), including Accessibility in Gaming, TeleHealth Survey, and Mentoring Project. 

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George Powers is a technical assistance specialist and trainer at the Southwest ADA Center at ILRU. Video game accessibility project – Video game accessibility has to do with applying the concepts of universal design for video games.  

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Alexia Smalling is a research assistant at ILRU and the Southwest ADA Center (SWADA). 

The Telemedicine study by SWADA in ILRU will take information by survey for patient populations about the effectiveness of telehealth as perceived by people with disabilities. 

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Megan Gillespie is a research assistant at ILRU. The TIRR Empowered Advocates Mentorship Program (TEAM) is a new initiative by ILRU that will provide young people with disabilities with self-advocacy training and community engagement skills, thus enabling them to be effective, self-confident disability advocates. 

 

Mar 5, 2022
Josue Rodriguez, organizer with ADAPT National, Desert ADAPT and REV UP Texas, talks about grassroots organizing, including fundraising ideas like the FUN RUN for Disability Rights.  www.adaptfunrun.net

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Feb 26, 2022

Guest:  Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, and Co-Founder of Super Majority, discusses workers rights and her advocacy with domestic workers.

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Feb 19, 2022
Stancil Tootle host, Tuesday's with Tootle, a weekly web show on issues facing the disability community.  
 
Gaylon Tootle, Co-Chair of REV UP Georgia; 2nd VP of National Federation for the Blind, Georgia;  Independent Living Advocate Coordinator at Walton Options.
 
 
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Feb 12, 2022
Ryan Wilson, Director of Team Trust Productions (a team of video editors, producers, and videographers) discusses their upcoming and past projects, including works featuring the Paralympics.
Feb 5, 2022
Today's guest is Rebecca Cokley, Ford Foundation U.S. Disability Rights Program Officer.
 
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Jan 29, 2022

Guest Lillie Greiman, University of Montana, Project Director at the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, and DisDATA member, discusses data collection and representation of people with disabilities in rural America.

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Jan 22, 2022

Andrew Elkins, Event and Marketing Manager at the Center on Disabilities at Cal State University, Northridge discusses the upcoming 37th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

 

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Jan 15, 2022

Guest Anil Lewis, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the National Federation of the Blind discusses the history and current priorities of the NFB, grassroots networking, developing new leadership, and more.

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Jan 8, 2022

Fred Pelka is the author of What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement, along with several other books on disability history. He currently teaches a course on Disability Advocacy and Its History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Jan 1, 2022

She has spent her life defining disability in publishing and creating the Center for Accessible Society.

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