Rooted in Rights partners with University of Washington’s DO-IT Program to train disabled youth how to write, shoot and edit videos to tell their own stories.

 

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

 

Videos from DO-IT 2020

Ellie speaks to camera.

DO-IT 2020 – Ellie

All students deserve to access campus independently, without relying on the kindness of others. Colleges, make your campus accessible!
Risa sits in front of a laptop.

DO-IT 2020 – Risa

If someone is falling asleep in class, it might not be because they were up all night. They might have a disorder like narcolepsy. Risa shares how support and accommodations help her be on a schedule that works for her.
Sam speaks to camera while seated in his wheelchair.

DO-IT 2020 – Samuel

People with disabilities should be able to go everywhere non-disabled people can go. Accessibility is important, in every country!


 


Alexis waves to camera from behind a Dungeons and Dragons folder.

DO-IT 2020 – Alexis

Roll for initiative! Dungeon Master Alexis shares how playing Dungeons and Dragons helped improve her social skills, and how it’s accessible to people of all abilities and disabilities.
Merritt smiles widely to camera.

DO-IT 2020 – Merritt

Awareness and acceptance of people with autism has increased in the last few years, and hopefully that will continue. Merrit is here to share what he wants you to know about his experience with autism.
Grant smiles as he types on his communication device.

DO-IT 2020 – Grant

Just because someone doesn’t talk, that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. It’s important to provide non-speaking students with accommodations and assistive technology so they can communicate with the world.


A drawing of the globe with a jagged mouth.

DO-IT 2020 – Carlin

"In the time of online, how can I make my voice heard?" Carlin shares an original poem about their experience with virtual learning during the COVID19 pandemic.


 


Videos from DO-IT 2019

Two students sit in chairs facing the camera

Accommodations for Unseen Issues – DO-IT 2019

Whether you see us or not, we’re still here. Check out a new video by DO-IT Scholars about accommodations for less visible disabilities!
Two students face another who uses a power chair.

Pizza For All – DO-IT 2019

Everyone deserves a home slice - including people with disabilities. Make sure to include everyone in your community.
Two students on a bench grimace at the camera.

Pardon Me: Helpful, But Unhelpful – DO-IT 2019

Let's face it, people can be awkward, even with the best of intentions. Abby and Nathan share tips on what to do (and not do) when you see a disabled person that might need help.


 

Videos from DO-IT 2018

Two students smiling at the camera.

Roll to Bowl – DO-IT 2018

Going out with friends is usually great. But sometimes, inaccessibility can take all the fun out. Hayley and Jono are here to explain why it’s so important for fun spaces to be accessible.
A row of students with mixed disabilities looking looking confused and shrugging their shoulders.

What Disability Looks Like – DO-IT 2018

There are lots of ideas out there about what disability looks like, but are any of them accurate? Camilo, Jane, and PJ are here to discuss the realities and myths of who we are.


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