Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Joel Garcia: ADA, You, and Getting Involved


Joel Garcia: Hello, my name is Joel Garcia and I'm a student, majoring in Social Work and Family Studies at Gallaudet. I'm currently involved with the Democratic National Convention. I want to talk about the ADA policy. The ADA is designed to create accessibility for the Disabled. Remember - the Senators, House Representatives, various people working at the Congress -- are aware of the disabled but only in the basic sense. It's really important for all of you who are disabled to get involved and become active in the political process... Especially those of you who are deaf! You should get involved with the political process so they (the Congress) will know and meet your needs for greater accessibility. It's really important for you to get involved and represent the deaf so they (the Congress) may validate us! Oh and I'm a proud Latino Deaf, also... Thank you!

1 comment:

Rebecca Woolington said...

Hi Joel. My name is Rebecca Woolington, and I am a student journalist at the University of Oregon. I am working on a story about Web accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing. Because of your obvious involvement in the online community, I was wondering if you could tell me about some of your experiences with the Web. What kinds of challenges has the Internet brought you? And, what have been the benefits? Also, from your vlog I can see that you are interested in politics. What do you make of the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2008 (H.R.6320)? It is currently in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce if you aren’t familiar with it. If you are interested in telling me about your experiences feel free to email me at or post a reply. I hope to learn your thoughts.