White Light Communications Presents Justin Dart , March 23, 1992
Justin Dart speaks at a Forum for Leaders on the Americans with Disabilities Act at Sheraton Conference Center in South Burlington,
VT. Dart was chair of President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
White Light Communications Presents Justin Dart , March 23, 1992. White Light Communications Collection (MS 984). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
(00:00:24)Close-captioned with sign language in bottom-right corner of screen. Begins by describing the promises and intentions of ADA
as a civil rights law, but that they have not yet been implemented on society-wide basis. Persisting discrimination, oppression,
and unemployment. Emphasis on empowerment.
(00:03:54)Having a disability is normal, citing statistics and medical technology
(00:05:42)Returns to notion of empowerment with nationwide goals for all civil rights
(00:10:00)Affordable healthcare, insurance, and reformed social security
(00:11:39)Recognizes the opposition they will face for such changes he proposes
(00:13:34)Recommendations on how to respond to this opposition, as well as the current fiscal and societal problems-- returns to empowerment
(00:14:28)Five points of action 1. united grassroots advocacy, 2. must inform and work with government and policy leaders about their
ADA responsibility, 3. everyone must become more effective politicians and contributors to politics
(00:18:10)Describes negative atmosphere in current election campaign and how it negatively affects people with disabilities, gives examples
(00:19:14)Action Points, continued. 4. must become more effective communicators, 5. the United States must unite with other nations,
especially the ones living under oppression
(00:24:10)Credits roll. Producer: Paul Engels, Director Post Production: Irena Rea, Sound: Sally Angier, Camera: Paul Engels and Irena
Rea, Contact information.