A Public Awareness Video Series, “Voices Beyond the Mirror” – Part 8

For the past few weeks, we have been offering a different clip from our “Voices Beyond the Mirror” public awareness video series to spark more conversation and spread knowledge about community living and disabilities. The previous video clip we highlighted was a video short of a transportation advocate with visual impairment who shared his dreams for accessibility changes in transportation. The next video in the series features a university administrator as she imparts her view on etiquette and using language that communicates knowledge and respect when referring to people with disabilities.

Tameeka Hunter is a Clayton State University administrator, and in this video she stresses the importance of disability etiquette and People First Language.

  “The thing that would make my life better would be not having people assume that I can’t. It doesn’t matter what it is. I wish there were more people who were not afraid to find out.” Tameeka Hunter 

GCDD created “Voices Beyond the Mirror” to mark the 40th  Anniversary of the DD Bill of Rights Act of 1971. 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.

Check out the video featuring Tameeka Hunter sharing her struggles, triumphs and dreams at http://www.youtube.com/georgiaddcouncil . 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.