Accessibility

From putting captions on videos to building curb ramps on sidewalks, we have a lot of work to do making the world fully accessible to everybody.

Videos

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Like the Mic

Like the Mic outlines the need for facilitators and organizers to prioritize accessibility at their public events and meetings.  The use of microphones benefits everyone, and allows attendees to feel fully included.

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#NotYourProp

Ever notice that online videos about people with disabilities don’t often feature people with disabilities? So did we. So we decided to re-edit some videos we found and include only the portions of the video where a person with a disability communicates on camera.

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Tom Olin: Activist Photographer of the Disability Rights Movement

Many of the most significant moments in disability rights history were captured by one man, his camera and some black-and-white film. Rooted in Rights caught up with photographer, documentarian and activist Tom Olin during national launch of REVUP in Houston. He shares his thoughts on the power of photography to inspire new activists.

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Keep Building Jackson

Dr. Scott Crawford of Jackson, Mississippi, is on a mission to fix the #CrappyCurb ramps in his city.

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#CrappyCurb

“Crappy Curbs” are sidewalk curbs that don’t include ramps.  This makes getting around the city for people with mobility disabilities difficult or impossible.  This has got to change!  Rooted in Rights took our cameras onto the streets of Seattle and found all kinds of Crappy Curbs.

How’s your city doing?  Post a photo or video from your community to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag, #CrappyCurb.

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Service Animals for Business Owners

What are the rules for service and companion animals in Washington state?

Service and companion animals can help people with disabilities go about their daily lives.  Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of confusion about the rules that govern service and companion animals in businesses. Worse, the rules change from state to state, so it can be really hard to keep up.

In Washington state, this video was produced by Rooted in Rights for the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, The Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council and Disability Rights Washington to try to clear up some of the main issues. More information is available at the links below. 

Are you considering a creative project about disability rights?  Work with us to make it happen.

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Service and Companion Animal Owners: Know Your Rights!

Know the rules and your rights and responsibilities.

Service and companion animals can help people with disabilities go about their daily lives.  Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of confusion about the rules that govern service and companion animals and the rights of animal owners. Worse, the rules change from state to state, so it can be really hard to keep up.

In Washington state, this video was produced by Rooted in Rights for the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, The Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council and Disability Rights Washington to try to clear up some of the main issues. More information is available at the links below.

Are you considering a creative project about disability rights?  Work with us to make it happen.