Archive for August, 2012

August 31st, 2012

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Coverage of Paralympics Opening Ceremonies Depict All Facets of People With Disabilities

“There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being, but we share the same human spirit.” So said physicist Stephen Hawking at the onset of the Opening Ceremonies for the 14th Paralympic Games Wednesday night in London. The Associated Press story found on from which I pulled this quote provides a [...]

August 30th, 2012

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Meet the U.S. Paralympic Team

Depictions of the British Paralympic athletes on the host nation’s billboards and news sites inspired me to research members of the U.S. team. A press release found on the Team USA site says America will be sending 227 participants to compete in 21 different events from archery to wheelchair tennis. There are 133 men and 94 [...]

August 29th, 2012

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Following the Flame; Paralympic Ceremonies Spotlight Athletes With Disabilities

Depending on when you read this post, the Opening Ceremonies of the 14th Paralympic Games may already be underway. Will-Kate, as the tabloids are calling the newly betrothed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will have led the Royal Family procession just as they did during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games last month, and viewers [...]

August 28th, 2012

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New Graphics Improve Accessibility of Paralympic Games for TV Audience

England’s wave of enthusiasm for Olympic competition is expected to carry over into the Paralympic games, which start tomorrow. At least Channel 4 is hoping that’s the case; the British television network has committed to more than 500 hours of coverage across its broadcast and online properties and, as we noted yesterday, invested £600,000 in [...]

August 27th, 2012

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England’s Paralympics Coverage Employs People With Disabilities

Picking up where we left off last week with a discussion about the 2012 Paralympic Games starting this Wednesday, and in particular the media coverage of the events that more than 4,2000 athletes with disabilities representing 166 countries will be participating in during their visit to London, England. David Stringer’s Associated Press article, “Full TV [...]

August 24th, 2012

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Network Coverage of Paralympics Lacking in the U.S.

What was more fun than watching this year’s Summer Olympics? The answer, evidently, was complaining about stateside coverage of the games in London. Criticizing NBC became kind of a social media sporting event in and of itself; with viewers participating in events like the “live-coverage-channel-search” and the “news-broadcast-results-announcement-dodge.” In many people’s estimation, the network broke [...]

August 23rd, 2012

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London Readying Itself for Start of 2012 Paralympics Next Week

Folks who first learned about South African runner Oscar Pistorius during the 2012 Olympic Games held earlier this summer will have a chance to see him again next week when he returns to the United Kingdom to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games, taking place August 29 through September 9, in London. Breaking records are [...]

August 22nd, 2012

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Boston Museum of Science a Model of Inclusion for People With Disabilities

I visited the Boston Museum of Science at least half a dozen times before I was 12 years old, either on school field trips or excursions into the city with my family. While the historical monuments, the Boston Aquarium, and Fenway Park all held great appeal for my sister and I, the science museum was [...]

August 21st, 2012

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Jobs Aid Behavior, Social Skills for People With Disabilities

The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism website, IowaWatch, published a very thought-provoking article yesterday by staff writer Sujin Kim. Entitled “Adults with autism struggle getting jobs, assistance,” Kim’s article combines text, photography, and video in a multi-dimensional look at the needs of people with disabilities and whether they are being met adequately by employers [...]

August 20th, 2012

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Contract Services for People With Disabilities Instill Love of Work

A letter to the editor found in the August 13 edition of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reminds us of the importance role service centers can play in making life matter for people with disabilities. Ken, Sue, and Kris Kleinmeyer all signed the letter expressing concern over potential cuts in funding to prevocational programs [...]

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