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Featured Article: The Greater Waterbury YMCA has settled with the federal government to resolve allegations that its childcare programs and other services were not accessible to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Our Latest Video: Ability Media reporters Ephemia Nicolakis and Santino Maione take us behind the scenes at Abilities Expo 2022 in Los Angeles. They explore booths including accessible campers with Winnebago, accessible sports by Angel City Sports, the Rollettes, and Mieron VR.
AMP'ed gives a voice to the differently-abled community, shining a light on the issues they face every day. Hosted by Alena Galan and William Dean, the duo break down the latest news and interview important voices from the community. The AMP'ed Podcast is a creation of Ability Media and Quinnipiac University's School of Communications.
As Connecticut’s talking newsstand for the blind and print-challenged, it is the mission of CRIS Radio to provide the highest quality, electronic reading service in the state.
CRIS helps enhance the quality of life of its listeners by providing access to the same printed news and information that their family, friends, classmates, and colleagues enjoy.
It is their current goal to become a national model for other radio-reading services.
Ability Media was created by longtime broadcast journalist Dave Stevens and the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University to address a pressing need across all forms of media – the lack of representation of people with different abilities in the content and in jobs.
Our team is comprised primarily of interns from Quinnipiac University and overseen by Chris Roush, the dean of the School of Communications, and Dave Stevens, a professional in residence. All members of our team are dedicated to increasing representation of people with different abilities and many members have personal experience with this.
Ability Media is creating inclusive content in various forms. On our site you can find articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of topics with a focus on people of varying abilities in media. More content can be found on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.