Friday, March 14, 2008


The first part of the Many Faces One Voice project is to educate ourselves about storytelling and the the use of technology for storytelling.

We attended a 3 day workshop in January 2008 to learn to put together digital stories. In February 2008, we'll attend a 5 day "Train the Trainer". Both the workshop and the train the trainer are from the Center for Digital Storytelling.

We'll use this information and research into affordable and accessible tools to develop a curriculum. We plan to present this to a pilot group of Michigan Disability Rights Coalition and UCP Michigan staff members in April and May 2008.

The next step is to teach people with disabilities how to tell their stories in a compelling and accessible manner using the web. We'll focus on those who are working with advocacy groups on issues of importance to Michigan's Disability Community.

We've explored some tools for captioning to make videos accessible to people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. We need to learn about descriptive video for people who are blind or low vision. This blog has been created to share our journey

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