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Quick Tips for Adding Video Captions

Why Caption Your Video?

In addition to supporting communication access for Deaf and hard of hearing viewers, captions can also benefit hearing people who are watching your video with the sound off or in loud environments, people whose primary language is not the language of your video, and others.

Up to 85% of Facebook video is watched without sound according to multiple publications. All the more reason to ensure your videos are captioned!

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Models of Disability: An Overview

Charity Model

People with disabilities are often treated as objects of charity and pity. The charity model is an older and outdated model of disability.

What it looks like: People in your community assume you will always need help and pity you. You are considered a burden requiring charitable resources for support.

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Reasonable Accommodations and Budgeting for Inclusion

People with disabilities do not have a real equal right to participate if they are deemed individually responsible to overcome the barriers and historical ways of doing things that exclude them.

For example, the right of a wheelchair user to enter a building is an empty right if the building only has stairs. The right of a person who is deaf to attend a good university is meaningless if they do not have access to the content of the classes through a sign language interpreter.

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A blind man sits near a flower-filled landscape.

Disability Resources in the Community

Whether you want to find personal services, get your equipment repaired, or try adaptive sports, find what you need in your host community.

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Development staff talking with African woman in power chair and Deaf woman from Jordan - photo by Darcy Kiefel www.kiefelphotography.com

International Development Organizations

People with disabilities are powerful leaders influencing national policies, advocating for changes, organizing regional alliances and increasing their participation in mainstream development projects that directly impact their lives. Engage disabled leaders in your efforts.

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A young woman uses a wheelchair to explore a street in India while children follow.

Access International Exchange

Do you have a disability and wonder what it would be like to study, volunteer, or intern in another country? Let us help you reach your goal to participate in a meaningful overseas experience.

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