Curb Cuts Preview

Curb Cuts Preview

Curb Cuts is a local TV show produced and hosted by John Lee and Paul Mortola of the Central Coast Assistive Technology Center (CCATC). Curb Cuts debuted on SLO Public Access Channel 2 in June 2006. The goal of the show is to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of assistive technology (AT) and its power to enhance the functioning and quality of life for people with disabilities. Each episode of the show focuses on a different type of assistive technology and features personal experiences of local individuals. Examples of show topics include hands-free computer alternatives, blind/low vision technology, augmentative communication devices, assistive listening devices for hard of hearing, and wheelchair/mobility aids. By featuring the personal experience of local users of assistive technology on TV, Curb Cuts aims to give people with disabilities a greater voice in the media.

CCATC has found that many local people with disabilities and disability service providers alike report little or no knowledge of assistive technology. This is a reflection of national trends. Unfortunately, assistive technology is not typically found in stores nor regularly featured in the media (television, radio, or print). Television conveys action and sound, which is ideal for showing how assistive technology can enable people with disabilities to engage in everyday activities.

Above is just a preview. More videos will be posted soon. Stay tuned!


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