Hi Everyone! This is a video that my friend Eric (@erickatz) created while he was in college in 2003. I met Eric when I was in high school and he motivated me to compete in local and regional adaptive sporting events. Eric competed in track and field, swimming and basketball, just to name a few. He is an inspiration to me. This video brings to light what people who live with a disability deal with everyday. It has it’s serious moments, but also it’s light and funny moments. It fits with ILiveWithADisability.com perfectly because while the video has it’s serious undertones, it also is positive and fun! Thank you, Eric!
This video was created as a project in 2003 for a SERP (Special Ed, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology) class at the University of Arizona. We tried to show different viewpoints from someone who was newly/temporarily disabled vs. those viewpoints from someone who has fully adapted to a disability for quite some time. We also tried to show how disability is reflected by the public. Patrons and employees are fast to help one with a disability, whether assistance was asked for or not. Meanwhile, a struggling able-bodied person is offered little or no help for the same, or more strenuous task.
– Eric Katz (@erickatz)