A Public Awareness Video Series, “Voices Beyond the Mirror” – Part 7

Over 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. Earlier this week, we highlighted a video short of a recent college graduate who talked about his early school experiences as a child and the impact of today’s ever-changing technology for people with deafness. The next video in the series features a transportation advocate with visual impairment who shares his dreams for accessibility changes in transportation.

Ken Mitchell is a transportation advocate with disabilityLINK and he talks about his dream of an accessible car for the future designed to be driven by visually impaired persons. 

“Transportation is the number one reason people with disabilities stay at home and would be the number one reason I would stay at home.” Ken Mitchell

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 Ken Mitchell sharing his 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.