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.
Best buddies are the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Carly Mac Manus, a reporter for ability media attends the Best Buddies annual walk at the Dunkin Donuts hall park in Hartford, CT. Best buddies encourage friendship, jobs, leadership development and living.
This feature interview with Dave Stevens from Seattle is a must-see!
Gabriela Alvares has overcome many obstacles in her life, including dyslexia, to become an exceptional student at Quinnipiac University. Some may refer to her challenges as a disability, however, Gabriela is quick to point out that she only experiences a learning difference.
The first episode of Ability Media Now features stories of strength, resilience, and inclusivity. From athletes to authors to on-campus organizers, this is a showcase of a community whose voices are waiting to be heard.
Ability Swim is a 30 minute show that was written, produced, directed, and distributed by the Ability Media Production summer camp for students with all abilities. The show includes features, a music video, an original sitcom, and various testimonials by the students who attended the camp
An Ability Media program at Quinnipiac shows high schoolers with disabilities how to have a voice in media.
The first episode of Ability Media's magazine show, Access Ability, features stories of strength, resilience, and inclusivity from all around New England. From athletes to authors to on-campus organizers, this is a showcase of a community whose voices are waiting to be heard.
Dave Stevens gives insight into what its like at D3Day!
Dave Stevens hosts this show on people with disabilities and their representation in the media industry. Dave and industry experts explore the roles of actors in television and movies both with actors portraying disabled people and disabled people starring in the films and shows See photos from the production here.
Jonathan Sweeney talks about QThon, Quinnipiac University's 10-hour dance marathon. He discusses the way COVID-19 has impacted the event and that, despite these challenges, they are still going strong to raise money for the Connecticut Children's Hospital.
Jonathan Sweeney talks about his life and disability. He describes physical conditions that impacted his childhood and how that has affected him as an adult. Also speaks about a rare disease that he has and the importance of talking about it and disabilities as a whole.
Gabriel is back with his annual Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month videos. This week, fun facts about CP and his reflections on what having CP means to his life.
Ability Media members William Dean and A.J. Roberts interviewed Justin Janoson and Tianna Alley from What's the Rule? an upcoming neurodivergent show from IndEP Media.
This week, Gabriel talks about his experiences with ableism and how it affects his mental and physical health and safety.
This week, Gabriel is dropping a video on National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (March 25) to tell people about why accessibility is important to everyone, not just people with disabilities.
Dave Stevens interviews Alena Galan about her recovery from spinal surgery.
The Academy of Motion Pictures, in its 94 years has given only two awards to actors who are deaf or have a disability. Additionally, in the 68 years since 1952, when the first able-bodied actor was nominated for playing a blind character, 59 able-bodied actors were nominated for acting in a role where they are deaf or have a disability. Of these, nearly half, 27 have won for those roles.
ReRead Books & More, a bookstore in Cheshire, Connecticut, provides jobs for people with disabilities, and brings the community together at the same time. After the article written by our reporter intern, William Gavin, was released the story was picked up by Fox 61. Read the article here.
Gabriela Alvares speaks on being diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age and how she overcame the many challenges she faced.
Dave Stevens interviews Alena Galan about her being turned away by the national guard at her COVID vaccine appointment. She reflects on the lack of communication among the COVID hotlines, healthcare providers, and national guard as well as the importance of taking people with disabilities into consideration in these unprecedented times.
Dave Stevens talks with Tim Tebow about diversity in sports.
Dave Stevens talks with Drew Bledsoe and Tara Waters about the importance of donating blood to help children battling cancer.
Dave Stevens talks about setting up to cover the Super Bowl at the Tampa Convention Center.
Hear about Dave Steven's plans to cover Super Bowl LV
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