The National Federation of the Blind needs job descriptions from any of you who are blind and are acting on stage, in film or in ads. We need you to provide us with a description of what acting is like, how you entered this profession and how you do it. Your description will be added to the NFB's "Where The Blind Work," a new and ever growing resource of career descriptions and how the blind compete within them. This is a great resource to assist youth to plan for future employment and for the adult who is looking to change jobs and/or careers.
Your description must follow the below five question format. When completed please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the "Where The Blind Work" at http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Blind_Work.asp?SnID=28992349
DanceAbility International is happy to announce that it now has a Spanish website. The address is www.espanol.danceability.com. It can also be reached at www.esp.danceability.com, or from the English site by clicking on the link that says "En Español" at the top right-hand side of every page.
Encuentro de Contact in Chile
In January 2010, the third Encuentro de Contact (3rd Contact Improvisation Festival) will take place in Santiago, Chile, from January 4 to January 9. Alito Alessi will present a DanceAbility workshop. There will also be a DanceAbility workshop taught by Alito in Rio de Janeiro during the Contact in Rio Festival, from January 19-22.
Montevideo Teacher Certification Course
February 1 to 26, 2010, Montevideo, Uruguay: There will be a DanceAbility Teacher Certification course taught in English, with Spanish translation. The course is currently full, but if you want to be on the waiting list, please email producer Florencia Martinelli with your information at email@example.com.
Planning for the 2010 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities is underway. The Conference will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 12 and 13, 2010 at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. One of the topic areas is Disability Studies and Disability Culture. Proposal abstracts are due no later than Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.
We welcome proposals in areas including:
We welcome submissions in all presentation formats. http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/presenters/formats/.
Please read the criteria for each format. You may submit proposals online or send your proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact: Megan Conway, email@example.com, 808-956-6166; Steve Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-956-0996; Norma Jean Stodden, email@example.com, 808-956-4454; or Kelly Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions about the Call for Proposals or the Conference 2010, please contact Charmaine Crockett at email@example.com.
Webby Talents is a video-sharing site designed by and for people with disabilities across the world. It offers an online service for sharing and watching videos made by or for persons with disabilities. For information on how to upload your video, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to Student Producers currently enrolled in a U.S. College, University or Community College.
Thanks to a special partnership with the Loreen Arbus Foundation, the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship - a $10,000 award - was created to recognize student filmmakers who:
This award will be given to a student writer, producer or director who is disabled, to a student producer whose piece focuses on people with disabilities, or to a piece that features a person with a disability as one of the main characters.
Submission Deadline: January 13, 2010
For rules and guidelines and to submit your work, go to www.emmysfoundation.org and click on College TV Awards.
Categories include: Animation, Children's, Comedy, Commercial, Documentary, Drama, Interactive Media, Magazine, Music (Best Composition), Music (Best Use), Newscast Series - Narrative and new this year, Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarshiptop