A Public Awareness Video Series, “Voices Beyond the Mirror” – Part 3

GCDD has created a series of public awareness video clips to mark the 40th Anniversary of the DD Bill of Rights Act of 1971 called “Voices Beyond the Mirror.” The video series provides a thoughtful look into the everyday realities of living with different types of disabilities. The video series includes a centerpiece video, a short video of the Georgia DD Network Federal Partners reflecting on the progress made over the past 40 years, and eight video shorts of personal messages from people with disabilities.

Each week we will offer a new clip of the entire series to spark more conversation and spread knowledge. Last week we highlighted one of the eight video shorts addressing public attitudes about blindness. This week, Carmine Vara shares how much he loves his job and his aspirations for the future in the following video short:

Carmine Vara is a young man who lives independently in the community and works at Stone Mountain State Park.

“I want you guys to understand that I want challenges in my life,” Carmine Vara

Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/georgiaddcouncil to learn more about Carmine's struggles, triumphs and dreams. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Keep up with all of the news going on in Georgia’s disability community with GCDD.