The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge is a filmmaking contest, open to all, that gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to work with a team to creatively write, produce and complete a short film over one weekend that showcases disability in its many forms.
Government and Cultural Resources: Federal & State
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life. To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability, which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- the ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities.
This web page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information for people with disabilities about healthy living, safety, school, transitions, independent living, and finding support.
The New England ADA Center is one of 10 regional Centers comprising the ADA National Network. While not an enforcement or regulatory agency, the ADA National Network has provided information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act, tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.
Ensures that all people with disabilities are afforded the opportunities to exercise all the rights and responsibilities accorded to citizens of this state and each person with a disability is able to reach his/her maximum potential in independence, human development, productivity and self-sufficiency.
A disability podcast hosted by Kyle Khachadurian and Emily Ladau that keeps it real about issues within the disability community. Emily and Kyle often have different takes on disability issues; tune in for casual conversations and friendly arguments about both light and heavy everyday disability topics.
This podcast is available from KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio, and hosted by Bob Kafka, who holds weekly interviews with disability activists and other disabled people in the disability community, on current disability issues, history, and experiences.
A 100-episode podcast hosted by Alice Wong and featuring conversations on politics, culture, and media with disabled people. In-depth interviews and discussions with disability community leaders and creators, on disability identity, culture, activism and politics, with an emphasis on intersections of disability and race, gender, sexuality, and other marginalized identities.
A podcast that looks at disability stories: real conversations about disability and everything about the disability experience that isn't talked about; the things about being disabled we keep in the dark. The show is hosted by Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Gurza.
A podcast with a mission to elevate the importance of thinking about disability to build more inclusive systems and structures that acknowledge the breadth of human diversity. Hosted by Qudsiya Naqui, a lawyer and activist dedicated to making spaces and systems more inclusive of disabled people through public education, storytelling, and amplifying the voices of disabled people.
A podcast that centers and celebrates the lived experiences of disabled people of color, hosted by Bri M. After receiving a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis several years ago, Bri became a podcaster and political agitator with a fierce desire to change the way disabled people of color are seen in mass media. Episodes serve as a vehicle for amplifying, preserving, and delighting in the voices of disabled people of color.