W5: Valuable lessons from Canada’s polio epidemic
This W5 story presents an interesting parallel between Polio and COVID-19. One of the people interviewed is Miki Boleen from Abbotsford who is one of our Langley Pos-Abilities members.
Elsie MacGill – A Film by Historica Canada
In this film about Elsie MacGill, Historica Canada contacted Langley Pos-Abilities’ Executive Director, Zosia Ettenberg, to work as a special consultant. As a retired physical therapist and a polio survivor (like MacGill), Zosia offered her experience to the film’s portrayal of the world’s first female aeronautical engineer.
Jen Bricker Story
Watch interview with American acrobat and aerialist, Jen Bricker who was born with no legs.
Not a word said and this kid will leave you in awe!
Tim’s Place Albuquerque: Service With A Smile
People First Language
Thousand Hand Guan Yin
Read the paragraph below FIRST before you watch the video and turn-on the speakers.
There is an extraordinary dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, which is making the rounds across the net. Considering the tight coordination required, their accomplishment is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf.
Yes, you read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring. Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics.
But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries. Its lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.
StopGap Ramp Project
Helping Hands – Monkeys at Mt. Sinai Hospital