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ADA Videos & Multimedia

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Service dog pushing elevator button next to a woman in a wheelchair.


General ADA

ADA Public Service Announcements
[YouTube, 30 sec.]

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/user/DBTACSoutheastADA

ADA Live! (WADA) Show

Free monthly broadcast on the Internet that focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Airs for 30-60 minutes. No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources and connect to archived shows.
Source: adalive.org, Southest ADA Center
Web: youtube.com/user/DBTACSoutheastADA

What is the ADA National Network?
[YouTube, 1:49 min.]

Also in Spanish/Español: Que es la Red Nacional de ADA? [YouTube, 1:21 minutes]
Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=NAddFh21M7

Aging, Disability, and the ADA Public Service Announcements
[YouTube, 1 min.]

Each day in America, nearly 10,000 people turn 65 years old.  Many of these individuals are living with acquired disabilities, though they may not readily identify as having a disability.  And they may not realize that their rights are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Source: New England ADA Center
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=JebxWhm6o2w

It's Our Story - Interviews Of, By, and For People with Abilities 
[YouTube playlist]

A national initiative to make disability history public and accessible has collected over 1,300 video interview from disability leaders across the country since 2005.
Source: It's Our Story Project
Web: youtube.com/user/itsourstoryproject


History & Signing of the ADA

ADA Signing Ceremony - July 26, 1990 - by President George H.W. Bush  
[22 min. - captioned, audio described]

Documents the speech given by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990 on the south lawn of the White House.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division
Web: ada.gov/videogallery.htm#ADAsigning990

Americans with Disabilities Act 
[YouTube, 6:30 min.]

Highlights of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, and the progress made through implementation of the ADA by bringing down barriers and providing access to opportunities, as well as civil rights protection, for employment and all types of activities to individuals with disabilities. Also: ADA Video [audio described, YouTube]
Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtu.be/ns7UY8HdPr8; youtu.be/nY-e1TtXWaw


Business & ADA

Small Business and the ADA
[YouTube playlist]

A playlist of YouTube videos, which covers many of the common questions small businesses have about the ADA.
Source: Rocky Mountain ADA Center 
Web: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9ZKdHjRPF5_N-Rq28KKOhtQLzy1Ub4S4

Film: At Your Service
[20 min. captioned, audio described]

Available in English, Spanish, captioned and audio described versions - addresses best practices, tips and recommendations to engage, connect, and interact with customers with disabilities. Also, featured are national disability leaders offering insights, tips and recommendations on how to provide exemplary customer service to individuals with disabilities. The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center partnered with Storyline Motion Pictures (filmmakers of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary Lives Worth Living, and curators of the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels), to produce this film.
Source: ADA Hospitality and Disability initiative of the ADA National Network.
Web: adahospitality.org/at-your-service

Service Animals Are Welcome
[YouTube, 30 sec.]

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=p3Wyc6u7fHs

Ten Small Business Mistakes Video
[13 min. captioned, audio described]

Features store owners expressing their doubts or misunderstandings about the ADA followed by responses from the Assistant Attorney for Civil Rights and other Department of Justice employees explaining the law in common sense terms.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division
Web: ada.gov/videogallery.htm#anchor10mistakes990

Where's Brett?
[YouTube, 30 sec.]

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=S9zu-o0BdII


Education & ADA

Day in Student Life
[YouTube, 30 sec.]

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=MrukJTUmc_A

Good Morning Class
[YouTube, 30 sec.]

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=f9pG6q-vtgk

Success in College & Work: Students with Disabilities 
[videos playlist]

Four videos (Danielle, Alexander, Valaska, Santara) about real-life strategies for school and getting jobs from students with disabilities, including the struggles of self-reporting a disability and negotiating accommodations in school and at work.
Source: New England ADA Center
Web: newenglandada.org/videos


Employment & ADA 

Employing People with Disabilities Video
[YouTube, 8 min.]

Explores the ADA and why it is important to employ individuals with disabilities.
Also: Transcript - Video: Employing People with Disabilities [Text]
Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=p4CvrJC-UMw

I Am
[YouTube, 30 sec.]

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=rJoaD3G2HuQ

Success in College & Work: Students with Disabilities 
[videos playlist]

Four videos (Danielle, Alexander, Valaska, Santara) about real-life strategies for school and getting jobs from students with disabilities, including the struggles of self-reporting a disability and negotiating accommodations in school and at work.
Source: New England ADA Center
Web: newenglandada.org/videos

What Can YOU Do? Campaign for Disability Employment Videos
[YouTube, 1 min.]

The Campaign for Disability Employment promotes positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

  1. Because - Public Service Announcement [YouTube, 1 min.]
    Because PSA [formats: open, closed, spanish, audio-described]
  2. I Can - Public Service Announcement [YouTube, 1 min.]
    I Can PSA [formats: open, closed, spanish, audio-described]
  3. What Can YOU Do? Campaign for Disability Employment Outreach Toolkits

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Web: whatcanyoudocampaign.org; youtube.com/user/TheWhatcanyoudo

You're Hired
[YouTube, 30 min.]

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=dloKomwSyY8


Accessible Design & ADA

Accessible Parking Video Fact Sheet
[YouTube, 8 min.]

Overviews accessible parking requirements from the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Source: Great Plains ADA Center
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=3MZiZFNNvM8

Accessible Sidewalks 
[video series]

A four-part video series illustrating the issues and considerations in the design of sidewalks. The series covers access for pedestrians with mobility impairments, including those who use wheelchairs, and pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.
Source: U.S. Access Board
Web: access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/streets-sidewalks/public-rights-of-way/guidance-and-research/accessible-sidewalks-video-series

ADA Accessible Playground Guidelines
[YouTube, 5:30 min.]

Based on the U.S. Access Board Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas, the intended audience includes disability advocates, parents of children with disabilities, and others interested in altering and existing playground or constructing a new play area.
Source: Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities and Disability Rights, an affiliate of the Southeast ADA Center.
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=RtqEqknMn2g

ADA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA): Improving Transit Access for People with Disabilities
[YouTube, 3:06 min.]

Highlights the benefits of accessible transportation for everyone, especially for people with disabilities. Transit opens doors to jobs, education, social connections and other opportunities. Since the ADA passed in 1990, the transit industry has worked to make buses and trains accessible to all. Learn more about their efforts and how FTA helps transit agencies comply with the ADA.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Transportation FTA
Web: youtube.com/watch?v=Wr44TwH5WEg