We now have six populated content areas (Fiction, History, Law&Order, Medical, Performing Arts, and Self Help) for each paradigm (Disability Consciousness, Medical/Media). Background sound will be provided in each case by repetitive phrases or sounds – in the case of Disability Consciousness, the voices of demonstrators chanting, in Medical/Media, the sound of medical/hospital equipment. The basic premise for the work is encapsulated in a phrase rendered from text by AT&T’s text to speech on line tool:
Which makes it clear that for some, disability is the problem, while for others, the problem is the way disability is viewed and responded to.
There are lots of terrific resources on line. One great series of articles including history and some basics,
Another about the MDA telethon,
A good article articulating points of view on the Clint Eastwood film “Million Dollar Baby” (which we quote from),
And the organization that has helped organize persons with disability and helped articulate their point of view, ADAPT.