Program Contents: 76 minutes
Captioning: Closed Captioned
Copyright Date: 2005
Looks at our beliefs about disability through the lens of assistive technology. Explores how human experience and technological innovations are outpacing social policies and the perceptions that have guided them.
Fifteen years after the passage of the ADA, Freedom Machines is a riveting reflection on the status of life of America's largest minority group; the 55 million people with disabilities. You will see Susanna as she begins her college career, Floyd, a father of four and paralyzed in mid-life and Latoya, a high school student and future U.N. translator. This program will dramatically broaden the concept of diversity through the stories of those using modern technology to change their lives.
• Fully bilingual (English/Spanish)
• State-of-the-art accessibility and navigation features including: video description, captions, and talking menus
• Additional segments on types of assistive technology, how and where to get it, Universal design, and legal rights of people with disabilities
• PDF documents include discussion guide, lesson plan aligned to National Standards, and resource list with internet links
• “Electronic” format (Web compatible)
• PBS Special Broadcast
• Audience Access Award, Superfest XXV
• 2005 Council on Foundations Film Festival
• A.T.Network Outreach Award
• FIRST LEGO League NO LIMITS World Festival