The end of 2014 is upon us! In celebration, we would like to share with you our favorite disability-aware videos from 2014!
1. “Duracell: Trust Your Power – NFL’s Derrick Coleman (Extended Cut)
This video is beyond powerful. In this extended commercial, Duracell tells the story of Derrick Coleman – an NFL Running Back who lost his ability to hear at age three. This video went viral in early 2014, as its message of overcoming adversity leaves you inspired.
2. “Inspiration Porn and the Objectification of Disability: Stella Young at TEDxSydney”
The late and great Stella Young discusses the objectification of disability at TEDxSydney. Her words are not only powerful, but they make you question the images you are exposed to on a daily basis.
3. “Getting Around on Pace: Part 2 – Waiting for and Getting Onto the Bus”
Pace Bus released a series of 4 informational videos throughout 2014. Each video featured new information and tips on how to use Pace Bus effectively and safely. We have a soft spot for the second installment.
4. “Look at Me, Not My Disability”
This short PSA from Jordan brings a simple, but overlooked concept to life – that individuals with disabilities are individuals.
5. “The IDF Integrating People with Disabilities”
The Israeli Defense Forces are helping to integrate young adults with disabilities into Israeli society. Service in the IDF is mandatory and is an important part of young Israeli lives. In an attempt to allow all young men and women a chance to serve their country, the Israeli government developed a program for youth with disabilities. Avid followers of our blog may remember this video from an earlier blog post.
That’s it for our countdown! We can’t wait to see what the disability community has in store for us in 2015!