I recently reviewed the video "ENABLE: People with Disabilities and Computers" and found it to be an excellent resource for teachers, special educators, and students with disabilities. Here is an excerpt of the review of "Enable".


For many people with disabilities, assistive technology can be vital for their independence, quality of life and effort to become integrated into society. In the award-winning video "ENABLE: People with Disabilities and Computers", you will meet a deaf-blind university student, a business man paralyzed from the neck down, a speech impaired person, and many other people with disabilities who demonstrate how technology assists them in achieving their objectives and life goals, and allows them to fully participate in society.

Educators, disability professionals, caregivers, employers, and others will be able to use this video in a variety of settings, from training faculty, students and work site supervisors, to helping persons with disabilities understand how technology can assist them.

The "Enable" video offers numerous profiles of individuals with disabilities who have experienced how technology can enhance their lives. The profiles cover a range of disabilities, including blindness, speech, hearing and mobility impairments of various kinds, stroke, and cerebral palsy.

Each of the individuals profiled describes his or her disability in a personal, unique way, often emphasizing the liberating impact of technology in all aspects of their lives, at work, at school and at home. This video shows all kinds of adaptive technology, both hardware and software.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the video "ENABLE: People with Disabilities and Computers" or would like more information, visit http://www.rehabtool.com/video .

(This 45-minute video produced by David Bolnick, Ph.D. et al. is closed-captioned and includes narrative descriptions for the visually impaired)

D. Gerard, Editor