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Barrier Free Futures

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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. 

For a transcript of this program visit http://bff.justwork.io/

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

For a transcript of this program visit http://bff.justwork.io/

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.

For a transcription of this program, visit: http://bff.justwork.io/

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.
 
 
For a transcript of this program visit http://bff.justwork.io/
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.

For a transcript of this program, visit https://bff.justwork.io

Jan 1, 2022

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

For a transcript of this program, click https://bbf.justwork.io/.

 

Dec 25, 2021

Val Vera is a disability justice activist, speaker, organizer and writer.   He has intersectional experience as disabled Latinx, coupled with his Disability Justice work. Val's debut book, Crip Lyrics: the Unapologetic Poetry of Disability.

 

For a transcript of this program, click http://bff.justwork.io/.

Dec 18, 2021
This week Bob speaks with Rhoda Gibson, ADAPT National Activist
Lead Co-Chair:  Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing Workgroup.
Dec 11, 2021

James Odato, a longtime journalist in New York, adjunct professor of journalism at the University at Albany, and author of the biography of advocacy journalist and disability rights activist Lucy Gwin, This Brain Had a Mouth: Lucy Gwin and the Voice of Disability Nation.

For a transcript of this program, visit https://bff.justwork.io

Dec 4, 2021
 

Amy Gotwals has been a professional advocate for 27 years.  She’s the longtime policy lead at USAging, formerly the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Nov 20, 2021

Guest Joe Stramondo Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Director, Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs (IEPA)
San Diego State University discusses difficult issues facing the disability community such as involuntary DNRs, health care advocacy, how to stay positive in the movement, and more.

For a transcript of this program, visit https://bff.justwork.io

Nov 13, 2021

Guest Maria Palacious * Poet, Performer with Sins Invalid, Author and Disability Activist. * Self described "Goddess on Wheels"

Nov 6, 2021

Guest William A. Dombi President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice discusses his organization's work and the prospects of the Build Back Better Plan.

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Oct 30, 2021
Guest Nadina LaSpina, Disability Rights Activist, Educator, and Author of Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride
 
For a transcription of this program, visit https://bff.justwork.io
Oct 23, 2021

Barrier Free Futures * Guest: Rhonda Richards, AARP Senior Legislative Representative and Family Caregiving in Government Affairs * Topic: Policy reform for Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for seniors and people with disabilities

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Oct 16, 2021

Guest Jessica Lehman, Ex Director at Senior and Disability Action * Convener of Disability Organizers Forum discusses the evolution of direct action and activism in the disability rights movement.

 

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Oct 9, 2021

Guest:  Emily Ladau author of Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally.

 

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Oct 2, 2021

Guest Reyma McCoy McDeid, Executive Director of the National Council On Independent Living. http://www.reyma.org/

For a transcription of this program visit https://bff.justwork.io/ 

 

Sep 25, 2021

Host Bob Kafka and guest Michael Gamel-McCormick, Director of Disability Policy for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), discuss the Build Back Better Plan, the Better Care, Better Jobs Act, and eliminating institutional bias.

Sep 18, 2021

Helena Berger, Executive Director and Co-coordinator of REV UP Virginia discusses voting, voting rights, the importance of the disability vote, and the upcoming elections.

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