ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York

ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York

Baruch Student Disability Services and BPAC (Baruch Performing Arts Center)

Student Disability Services is delighted to be collaborating with BPAC (Baruch Performing Arts Center) to bring ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York screenings to Baruch in March.

I hope you will join us in our efforts to promote disability culture at CUNY by attending one, or both, of these screenings.  We really need your support, and we are certain you will enjoy the screenings!

Please right click and select “Open Hyperlink” to obtain tickets to the Screenings.  Students are free but you need to get a ticket.

Here is a link to Defiant Lives

Here is a link to Deej

 

March 8, at 1:00 PM (club hours)

Defiant Lives (72-minute film)

Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with reflective interviews and the personal stories of men and women with disabilities as they fought for independence and control over their lives, Defiant Lives details the rise of the disability rights movement in Austraia, the U.K, and the US.

Following the film,   Director Sarah Barton along with Professor Debbie Kaminer of the Zicklin School of Business will be on hand to discuss.

 

March 12, at 6:00 PM

Design-Ability : 33 minutes

The design studio La Casa de Carlota in Barcelona harnesses the unique skills of a creative team

that includes members with Down syndrome and autism.

 

Deej – 72 minutes

DJ Savarese (“Deej”) finds comfort in words, as expressed by his poetry belying his high school

senior standing. Yet he only “speaks” through a text-to-voice synthesizer. Adopted by a loving

and supportive family, Deej navigates the college admissions process as a young adult on the

autistic spectrum, while confronting obstacles to inclusion.

Following the Film, Deej along with an ASD Clinician from Einstein College will be on hand to discuss.

 

Thank you to everyone for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the events!

Student Disability Services/Baruch College

eSight

eSight enables independence and choice for the legally blind as they engage in virtually all activities of daily living.

eSight is a set of electronic glasses that allows legally blind individuals to see the world around them by enhancing their functional vision. With eSight, those with vision loss can engage in virtually all activities of daily living, such as reading and writing, seeing loved ones, engaging in hobbies, living an active lifestyle, and traveling the world. Students can use eSight in classrooms and lecture halls and at home, giving them confidence and independence as they engage in their studies. eSight also provides an all-in-one solution at the workplace; from commuting and traveling to delivering and reading presentations, these electronic glasses empower the legally blind with independence.

To Learn more about visit eSight

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NLS Library Of Congress

The National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for any resident of the United States or American Citizen living abroad with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding a printed page. By filling out an online application, you will gain access to a national network of cooperating libraries. The NLS offers members access to books in the form of braille or audio formats either by mail or instant download.

To visit NLS Library Of Congress.

NLS Library Logo

Camera Mouse

Camera Mouse Technology is a free program that was developed at Boston College that allows users to control the mouse by simply tracking the movement of their head. For example, users can click on an icon by resting on the icon for a predetermined amount of time.  Camera Mouse is for anyone with purposeful head movement that may not have full use of their hands. To use camera mouse, all you need is a Windows PC and a webcam. Some new features include a pause feature, right-clicking, and an improved way to specify an exclude zone.

To Learn more about Camera Mouse.

Camera Mouse