Monday, August 30, 2004

"Freedom Machines" - PBS special on assistive technology

Freedom Machines
By Jamie Stobie and Janet Cole

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 10 PM on WHYY (TV 12)

"Freedom Machines" takes a new look at disability through the lens of
assistive technology. The experiences of a group of unforgettable people let
us re-examine ideas about ability and disability grounded in our culture and
attitudes. Engineers, designers and users challenge barriers inherent in our
built environments, and reveal the gap between the promises of the 1990
Americans with Disabilities Act and everyday reality for 54 million
Americans with disabilities. Whether mainstream technology or extraordinary
inventions such as stair-climbing wheelchairs, "Freedom Machines" reveals
both the power and limitations of technology to change lives. An Independent
Television Service (ITVS) co-presentation.

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