RAMPED UP
The Pitfalls of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Show More

Related videos

Wheelchair Diaries: One Step Up - An Exploration of the Lack of Handicapped Accessibility in Europe
Reid Davenport's breakout film that explores the lack of accessibility in Europe. It is an award-winning documentary that has been shown coast-to-coast and internationally. The film has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR and USA Today. When Reid Davenport was discouraged from studying abroad during his junior year of…
Embracing Dyslexia
In 2008 filmmaker Luis Macias learned that his eight-year old son, Alejandro, was dyslexic. Although diagnosed relatively early, Alejandro was held back in first grade due to poor reading and writing skills, which caused him countless homework battles and self-esteem issues. Macias decided to do what he does best, and…
Borderline: The People vs. Eunice Baker
BORDERLINE is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Eunice Baker, a borderline mentally retarded woman who was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for murdering a young child, despite evidence that the death was accidental. After nearly 5 years in prison, The New York State Appellate…
Behind Closed Doors
This program takes a "no holds barred" look at the lives of the disabled. It covers new ground as the sex lives of disabled people has rarely been explored by the mainstream media and this series gives an informative, revealing and often controversial insight into this world. In addition to…
Valuing Lives - Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization
A film documenting the social paradigm shift triggered by Wolf Wolfensberger, a professor and change agent who, in the early 1970s, popularized and expanded the principle of normalization of people with disabilities into a framework for community inclusion. Through archival images and footage, and dozens of interviews, "Valuing Lives" explores…
Twisted
Your brain is a station with millions of channels. One faulty signal and you can't control your body anymore. The problem is, no one knows which channel. And for people with dystonia, the search for the right signal puts them on the front line in cracking the code of the…
Portraits of Emotion - The Story of an Autistic Savant
Portraits of Emotion is a feature length documentary film that follows over the course of four years the life of 14-year-old Jonathan Lerman, an artistic prodigy who is diagnosed with autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects learning, communication and social interaction. While capable of drawing astonishing portraits that capture…
Neurotypical - A Film About Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the "neurotypical" world -- the world of…
Normal People Scare Me Too - Exploring the Stigma Behind Autism
A decade after the award-winning film about autism, Normal People Scare Me, Taylor Cross is at it again in this sequel documentary wherein he interviews former and new cast members and family about attitudes and first-person perspectives/experiences in autism today. In the NORMAL PEOPLE SCARE ME TOO, Taylor asks such…
Wheelchair Users
Misunderstood, marginalised Australians answering anonymous, online questions. Insightful, irreverent and moving this episode sets the record straight of what it's really like to be a wheelchair user.
Right Footed - You Don't Need Arms to Lift People Up.
This film tells the story of 29-year-old Jessica Cox, who was born without arms as a result of a birth defect but who turned her so-called disability into a powerful tool to inspire people and create change. This award-winning documentary chronicles Jessica's long struggle to become fully independent and licensed…
The Sandwich Kid - The Siblings of People with Disabilities
Disabilities affect not only those who are diagnosed, but they have a strong impact on the siblings of people with disabilities. THE SANDWICH KID seeks to give a voice to those who are impacted by the day-to-day living with a brother or sister having a developmental or other disability. The…