Definition and Models of Disability
A group of disabled Americans lobbies at the Capitol in 1972 for many of the rights and public accommodations that are now standard. The disability rights movement, born in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, has been slower to take hold in the rest of the world. (Bettman/Corbis/AP Images)
Award-winning 18-minute documentary video, which captures the drama and emotions of the historic civil rights demonstration of people with disabilities in 1977, resulting in the signing of the 504 Regulations, the first Federal Civil Rights Law protecting people with disabilities. Includes contemporary news footage and news interviews with participants and demonstation leaders. Available in open caption, audio descriptive and standard formats.
Dateline meets children with severe Tourette's and follows their journey to a summer camp where they find they're not alone.
This video segment profiles Ed Roberts, the man who is called the father of the independent living (IL) movement.
Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in -- in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this personal, inspiring talk, Heumann tells the stories behind the protest -- and reminds us that, 40 years on, there's still work left to do.
Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label she hates: "disabled." In this funny and personal talk, she digs at our hidden biases by explaining five ways she flips expectations of disability upside down.