Category Archives: Accessibilty

Dennis Billups – “Patient No More”

Friday, June 2, 2017, 2:30 pm PST Dennis Billups joins Eddie Ytuarte with a first person account of the historic disability occupation of the federal HEW building in 1977.  This protest of the delay of 504 regulations became a precursor … Continue reading

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SuperFest – Amputees, Audio Description

Listen (28 min) Today we talk movies with Ross Turnbull the creator and director of Terminal Device, a feature film inquiring into the way “hooks” are represented in movies. As a life-long amputee who uses a prosthetic hook, Ross Turnbull … Continue reading

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Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Listen, 59 min We talk to S. Brian Willson who put his body in front of a train carrying illegal weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras — and the train ran over him.   It all went down in the California … Continue reading

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Karen Nakamura

Listen 29 min Pushing Limits is pleased to present an interview with cultural and visual anthropologist Karen Nakamura who recently accepted the position as Haas Distinguished  Chair of Disability Studies at UC Berkeley.   She is a highly-educated and skilled woman … Continue reading

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Fundraising and Disability

Listen A hour-long fund drive episode in which we dissect the fascinating intersection of fundraising and disability with Catherine Kudlick, editor of “Telethons: Spectacle, Disability and the Business of Charity” by Paul Longmore. From Jerry Lewis to the cancer survivor … Continue reading

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Alice Wong

Listen (29 min) Join us for a spirited discussion of #CripTheVote,  (an online non-partisan campaign about voting and disability issues) and hear how people with disabilities are affecting today’s media narrative.   We talk to disability media mover and shaker, Alice … Continue reading

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#DisabilityTooWhite – Call In

Listen (29 min) Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice joins us to talk about the twitter storm she raised with her hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite.  Many people of color with disabilities tweeted about the barriers they find in the movement.  White people … Continue reading

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Blind Woman with One Working Hand Interviews DeafBlind Lawyer (wink)

Listen (29 min) Transcript Attorney Haben Girma works to increase access to technology for people with disabilities.  She helped achieve victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, one of only two decisions to hold that the ADA applies … Continue reading

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State Standards Smack Down

Listen (29 min) Sometimes, we take accessible buildings for granted; but they aren’t always accessible to people living with disabilities and our rights aren’t always granted.  Every now and then we have to make some noise, show up and be … Continue reading

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