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Since the beginning of American history, groups and individuals alike have fought for their rights of equality in the name of The American Dream. From the Native American Indians to Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King we’ve seen their faces, listened to their voices, and heard their cries for freedom and equality for everyone. Faces, voices, and cries that can never be forgotten. In America’s most recent history, another group has formed to fight for equality. A group that knows no skin color. A group of rich and poor. A group that encompasses both the young and the old. A group of Americans fighting for equality for people with disabilities. In an exclusive interview with a secret weapon of the disability rights movement and acclaimed activism photographer, Tom Olin, joins Gene and Dave for a behind the scenes account of what was really going on when he took those unforgettable photos during the birth of The Americans with Disabilities Act.
At SXSW 2016, the world’s biggest interact festival, Gene and Dave examine many of the disability related products, services, and presentations that can enable people with disabilities. We learned about unique assistive technology, we got the low down on the latest in accessible information technology, and learned how to “see” without eyes, donate our voice, and interact with all sorts of gadgets. Learn how blind people can watch a Disney movie, how blind people can edit music, and how children with autism can paint on fabric, over and over again.
Show Summary ADA 25th Year Anniversary And Passing the Torch Our guests were: Jennifer McPhail Community organizer ADAPT Phone 512-442-0252 www.ADAPTofTexas.org Dennis Borel, Executive Director CTD/Coaltion of Texans with Disabilities Phone 512/478-3366 www.txdisabilities.org We discussed the progress people with disabilities have made since the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was passed 25 […]
SXSW 2015 Summary Gene and Dave examine many of the disability related products, services, and presentations at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX. We play with prototypes and interview inventors. SXSW is the largest Interactive conference in the world and Gene and Dave distill the disability related portion of it for you, our viewers. Extreme […]
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Accessible Housing In this show, Gene and Dave examine the options for obtaining Accessible Housing in Austin, Texas. Our choices are to rent private, rent subsidized housing or apartments, or to buy/build housing with or without financial assistance. Either way, here are some resources to help. Our guest host, a community organizer, with ADAPT was […]
Beyond The ADA Show Summary Our Guests Lex Frieden Lex Frieden is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and he is Adjunct Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Frieden also directs the ILRU – Independent Living Research Utilization Program […]
Cheryl Speaks on Brain Injury Show Summary The Gene and Dave Show seeks out guest who either have a disability and/or are very active in the disability community. We hit it big with our featured guest, filmmaker and performance artist, Cheryl Green. We had a candid conversation with Cheryl Green, who has head a traumatic […]
SXSW 2013 Summary At SXSW 2013, the world’s biggest interact festival, we saw presenters, vendors and workshops on products and services that can enable people with disabilities. We learned about 3-D printing of unique assistive technology, we got the low down on the latest in accessible Information Technology, and learned how to interface with computers […]
The Southwest Conference on Disability 2012 In Albuquerque What we learned: The Gene and Dave Show learned that Albuquerque, New Mexico was a beautiful setting for this conference on disability. We learned that the Southwest region of the USA has much to offer by and for its residents with disability. Many of service providers […]
In October of 2012, Dave traveled to The Southwest Conference on Disability in Albuquerque, NM. While there, he learned some amazing things and met many incredible people. Among those people was Linda Pedro, a champion spokesperson whose testimony was heard during the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many people were involved with […]
Music Show Summary Our Music show showcases some Austin musicians with disabilities. We learn how some musicians compose, edit, and play their own music. We also learn about Music Therapy and how music was used in direct action civil disobedience actions. We also hear and learn about the Spirit of Goodwill Band, how they were […]
The Accessible Austin show gave Gene and Dave the opportunity to explore the transportation and accommodation options in Austin, Texas. Austin is a fantastic place to live, and it’s an incredible place to come visit, too. And with SXSW every year, people come by the millions. This show should be especially helpful to people with disabilities who are planning on visiting Austin. Austinites should also find some helpful information as well.
The Gene And Dave Show Summary Affordable Care Act (ACA) with Marge Petty Gene and Dave interviewed Marge Petty about the Affordable Care Act. Marge wanted our viewers to know about the ACA’s section on pre-existing condition insurance plan (PCIP). Reforms under the Affordable Care Act have brought an end to some of the worst […]
Family Show Summary Our Family show gave us the opportunity to talk with several parents with disabilities and their family. We also learned about activities to preserve community services for families who have a child with a disability. Gene and Dave listed several resources for families who have a child with a disability and […]