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ADA Videos & Multimedia

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General ADA - Videos and Multimedia

Americans with Disabilities Act Video [captioned, YouTube]

This video (6:30 min.) highlights the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, and the progress made through implementation of the ADA by bringing down barriers and providing access to opportunities, as well as civil rights protection, for employment and all types of activities to individuals with disabilities. Also, available: ADA Video [audio described, YouTube].
Web: youtu.be/ns7UY8HdPr8; youtu.be/nY-e1TtXWaw

ADA Public Service Announcements [captioned, YouTube]

Six public service announcement videos (each 30 sec.) from the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/user/DBTACSoutheastADA

ADA25 Celebrate! Public Service Announcement [captioned, YouTube]

A universally designed public service announcement (46 sec.) marking the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act and highlighting several events leading up to, as well as the signing, of the ADA by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=XvUxdeEX6Yw

ADA 25 and Beyond! [YouTube channel]

This channel on YouTube celebrates the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act that was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Also, this channel aims to bring on a happening both online and throughout our communities using media, and  through video clips get you in the mood to celebrate this civil rights act in your towns, cities, states and across this nation. How will you Celebrate the ADA?
Web: youtube.com/channel/UCbUCwPT82s4WnKwnc-vEQyw/

ADA Signing Ceremony - July 26, 1990 - by President George H.W. Bush Video [formats: captioned, audio described]

This video (22 min.) documents the speech given by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. President Bush speaks to a huge audience of activists, Congressional supporters, people with disabilities, and their families and friends gathered on the south lawn of the White House.
Web: ada.gov/videogallery.htm

Interview with John Wodatch: Retired Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice [captioned, YouTube]

This video interview (5:18 min.) with John Wodatch - Retired Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice - shares his thoughts on working with the ADA National Network since the passage of the ADA, the importance of National ADA Symposium, and trending issues in ADA implementation. Produced by the Great Plains ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network, during the 2013 National ADA Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=yCQLg65hvI0

It's Our Story Project [captioned, YouTube]

A national initiative to make disability history public and accessible has collected over 1,300 video interview from disability leaders across the country since 2005.
Web: youtube.com/user/itsourstoryproject


Business & ADA - Videos and Multimedia

Film: At Your Service [formats: captioned, audio described]

This film (20 min.) and its preview (2 min.) - available in English, Spanish, captioned and audio described versions - addresses best practices, tips and recommendations to engage, connect, and interact with customers with disabilities. Also, featured are national disability leaders offering insights, tips and recommendations on how to provide exemplary customer service to individuals with disabilities. The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center partnered with Storyline Motion Pictures (filmmakers of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary Lives Worth Living, and curators of the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels), to produced this film - that is featured on the ADA Hospitality and Disability initiative of the ADA National Network.
Web: adahospitality.org/at-your-service

Service Animals Are Welcome [captioned, YouTube]

A public service announcement video (30 sec.) from the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=p3Wyc6u7fHs

Ten Small Business Mistakes Video [formats: captioned, audio described]

This video (13 min.) features store owners expressing their doubts or misunderstandings about the ADA followed by responses from the Assistant Attorney for Civil Rights and other Department of Justice employees explaining the law in common sense terms.
Web: ada.gov/videogallery.htm#anchor10mistakes990

Where's Brett? [captioned, YouTube]

A public service announcement video (30 sec.) from the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=S9zu-o0BdII


Education & ADA - Videos and Multimedia

Day in Student Life [captioned, YouTube]

A public service announcement video (30 sec.) from the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=MrukJTUmc_A

Good Morning Class [captioned, YouTube]

A public service announcement video (30 sec.) from the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=f9pG6q-vtgk

Success in College & Work: Students with Disabilities Videos [captioned]

Four videos (Danielle, Alexander, Valaska, Santara) about real-life strategies for school and getting jobs from students with disabilities, including the struggles of self-reporting a disability and negotiating accommodations in school and at work. A collaborative project of the ADA National Network developed by the New England ADA Center.
Web: newenglandada.org/videos


Employment & ADA - Videos and Multimedia

Employing People with Disabilities Video [captioned, Windows Media]

This video (8 min.) is a collaborative project of the ADA National Network.
Also, available: Transcript - Video: Employing People with Disabilities [Text].
Web: adasoutheast.org/about/video/SEDisability_256k.asx

I Am [captioned, YouTube]

A public service announcement video (30 sec.) from the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=rJoaD3G2HuQ

Success in College & Work: Students with Disabilities Videos [captioned]

Four videos (Danielle, Alexander, Valaska, Santara) about real-life strategies for school and getting jobs from students with disabilities, including the struggles of self-reporting a disability and negotiating accommodations in school and at work. A collaborative project of the ADA National Network developed by the New England ADA Center.
Web: newenglandada.org/videos

What Can YOU Do? Campaign for Disability Employment Videos [YouTube]

The Campaign for Disability Employment promotes positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.This is a collaborative effort lead by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

  1. Because - Public Service Announcement [YouTube]
    Because PSA [formats: open, closed, spanish, audio-described]
  2. I Can - Public Service Announcement [YouTube]
    I Can PSA [formats: open, closed, spanish, audio-described]
  3. What Can YOU Do? Campaign for Disability Employment Outreach Toolkits

Web: whatcanyoudocampaign.org; youtube.com/user/TheWhatcanyoudo

You're Hired [captioned, YouTube]

A public service announcement video (30 sec.) from the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=dloKomwSyY8


Accessible Design & ADA - Videos and Multimedia

Accessible Parking Video Fact Sheet [captioned, YouTube]

This video (7:56 min.) overviews accessible parking requirements from the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Produced by the Great Plains ADA Center.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=3MZiZFNNvM8

Accessible Sidewalks Video Series [captioned]

A four-part video series developed by the U.S. Access Board to illustrate issues and considerations in the design of sidewalks. The series covers access for pedestrians with mobility impairments, including those who use wheelchairs, and pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.
Web: access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/streets-sidewalks/public-rights-of-way/guidance-and-research/accessible-sidewalks-video-series

ADA Accessible Playground Guidelines [captioned, YouTube]

This video (5:30 min.) is based on the U.S. Access Board Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas. The intended audience includes disability advocates, parents of children with disabilities, and others interested in altering and existing playground or constructing a new play area. Produced by the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities and Disability Rights, an affiliate of the Southeast ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=RtqEqknMn2g