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photo Helping Hands
By Dawn Nobles & Robert Waterbury

There are an estimated 43 million Americans with disabilities. They may have limited speech, sight, or mobility; a developmental disability; or a medical condition which limits some activities. Yet many are ready, willing, and able to join the workforce. Technology, creativity and flexibility are the keys to accommodating them.

Through interviews with employers, employees, and accommodations coordinators, this comprehensive video demonstrates that many workplace modifications or adaptations can be made simply by using a little ingenuity and common sense, for example, keeping aisles clear for people who use wheelchairs, or using a color-coded filing system for a person with sight limitations. It also includes tips for able-bodied employees on how to work effectively with a co-worker who has a disability. Open-Captioned.

37 minutes
© 1994
Purchase $149.00 DVD
Order No. QA-174

"Packed with commonsense suggestions and creative problem solving." Video Librarian

Awards & Conference Screenings
Paralympic Disability Film Festival

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Not Just Surviving: Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope.

Luckey: From trying to re-spark his romantic life with his wife Ettie to keeping his work going with his son Spencer, Tom Luckey wrestles with his new condition as a paralyzed person.

Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities: These two videos focus on meeting the needs of people with physical and developmental disabilities who have been victims of crime. Note: Audio-described as well as captioned.


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