Spectrum Ability

Spectrum Ability

is creating educational videos and resources about disability.

1

patron

$27

per lesson
What is Spectrum Ability?

In simplest terms, we teach about disability. We make simple and straightforward videos that are accompanied by full-length textbooks for teachers and students.

Our goal is to make disability – a complex and scary topic for many people – something that can be understood by almost anyone, for free. It is our dream that schools will use our materials to teach about disability in the classroom, leading to greater inclusion and acceptance.

As our slogan says: "Let's learn about disability."

Why disability?

Worldwide, almost 1 in 5 people live with a disability. That makes it the largest minority group in the world – and the only minority group that anyone can join at any time. Disability does not discriminate by race, gender, culture or nationality.

However, people with disabilities also make up one of the most overlooked and neglected groups in the world.

In fact, the disability rights movement is rarely covered by any school curriculum, even though other forms of civil and human rights are commonly taught. Even during adulthood, disability is a topic that gets little attention in the professional world. This leads to many problems for people with disabilities, such as poor access to services, inaccessibility to buildings and underemployment.

At Spectrum Ability, we don't believe that it is out of cruelty, but rather from misunderstanding caused by lack of knowledge. We want to make that knowledge accessible for those who don't have disabilities – but have the willingness to learn.

Why should you support us?

Imagine a world where someone can get a disability without needing to think "Will people treat me differently?" or "Will I be accepted by society as a person with a disability?" Our dream is to see those types of worries disappear because everyone is equipped with knowledge and empathy around disability.

Our teaching resources aim to shape perceptions of disability among students. This can not only lead to reduced bullying and improved relationships between students, but can also influence children who can be our future city planners, architects, nurses, doctors and parents.

Supporting us is a social investment – one that requires researchers, writers, producers and other talent.

We have a special goal as well – we want 75% of our work to be done by people with disabilities, many of whom are multi-talented but are overlooked by other employers due to discomfort around disability. We would like to create opportunities to build experience through meaningful and engaging work that uses their talents effectively.

We want everyone to learn about disability. You can help us.
Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per lesson
You will receive recognition on our website as a supporter of our work. (You can use any name of your choosing, as long as it is family-friendly.)

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Intermediate supporter
$30 or more per lesson
You will receive an in-video thank-you at the end of each video.

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Premium supporter
$50 or more per lesson
You will receive an in-video thank-you at the end of each video.

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Starting in fall 2017, we will send you a lovely Spectrum Ability mini-calendar for the upcoming year.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
School supporter
$100 or more per lesson
This perk is for schools and educators! This perk includes 40 printed copies of our "Introduction to Disability" textbook to use in your classroom. (Shipping to Canada and the US only, arriving in late August or early September.)

We will send you new copies every school year, which includes any revisions or updates. (Valid for as long as you support us at this level.)

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.
Platinum sponsor
$150 or more per lesson
This perk allows you to sponsor FIVE lessons of your choosing (that haven't already been sponsored yet).

This offer applies to textbook materials on our website (past and present), as well as any upcoming videos. Great for companies and organizations!

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Silver sponsor
$300 or more per lesson
This perk allows you to sponsor TEN lessons of your choosing (that haven't already been sponsored yet)!

This offer applies to textbook materials on our website (past and present), as well as any upcoming videos. Great for companies and organizations!

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Sapphire sponsor
$500 or more per lesson
This perk allows you to sponsor TWENTY lessons of your choosing (that haven't already been sponsored yet)!

This offer applies to textbook materials on our website (past and present), as well as any upcoming videos. Great for companies and organizations!

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Gold sponsor
$1,000 or more per lesson only 1 left
This perk allows you to become the title sponsor of Spectrum Ability.

This offer includes a sponsorship message at the start of every upcoming video, as well as sponsorship on every page on the Spectrum Ability website and every textbook lesson (past and present).

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
What is Spectrum Ability?

In simplest terms, we teach about disability. We make simple and straightforward videos that are accompanied by full-length textbooks for teachers and students.

Our goal is to make disability – a complex and scary topic for many people – something that can be understood by almost anyone, for free. It is our dream that schools will use our materials to teach about disability in the classroom, leading to greater inclusion and acceptance.

As our slogan says: "Let's learn about disability."

Why disability?

Worldwide, almost 1 in 5 people live with a disability. That makes it the largest minority group in the world – and the only minority group that anyone can join at any time. Disability does not discriminate by race, gender, culture or nationality.

However, people with disabilities also make up one of the most overlooked and neglected groups in the world.

In fact, the disability rights movement is rarely covered by any school curriculum, even though other forms of civil and human rights are commonly taught. Even during adulthood, disability is a topic that gets little attention in the professional world. This leads to many problems for people with disabilities, such as poor access to services, inaccessibility to buildings and underemployment.

At Spectrum Ability, we don't believe that it is out of cruelty, but rather from misunderstanding caused by lack of knowledge. We want to make that knowledge accessible for those who don't have disabilities – but have the willingness to learn.

Why should you support us?

Imagine a world where someone can get a disability without needing to think "Will people treat me differently?" or "Will I be accepted by society as a person with a disability?" Our dream is to see those types of worries disappear because everyone is equipped with knowledge and empathy around disability.

Our teaching resources aim to shape perceptions of disability among students. This can not only lead to reduced bullying and improved relationships between students, but can also influence children who can be our future city planners, architects, nurses, doctors and parents.

Supporting us is a social investment – one that requires researchers, writers, producers and other talent.

We have a special goal as well – we want 75% of our work to be done by people with disabilities, many of whom are multi-talented but are overlooked by other employers due to discomfort around disability. We would like to create opportunities to build experience through meaningful and engaging work that uses their talents effectively.

We want everyone to learn about disability. You can help us.

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Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per lesson
You will receive recognition on our website as a supporter of our work. (You can use any name of your choosing, as long as it is family-friendly.)

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Intermediate supporter
$30 or more per lesson
You will receive an in-video thank-you at the end of each video.

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Premium supporter
$50 or more per lesson
You will receive an in-video thank-you at the end of each video.

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Starting in fall 2017, we will send you a lovely Spectrum Ability mini-calendar for the upcoming year.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
School supporter
$100 or more per lesson
This perk is for schools and educators! This perk includes 40 printed copies of our "Introduction to Disability" textbook to use in your classroom. (Shipping to Canada and the US only, arriving in late August or early September.)

We will send you new copies every school year, which includes any revisions or updates. (Valid for as long as you support us at this level.)

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.
Platinum sponsor
$150 or more per lesson
This perk allows you to sponsor FIVE lessons of your choosing (that haven't already been sponsored yet).

This offer applies to textbook materials on our website (past and present), as well as any upcoming videos. Great for companies and organizations!

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Silver sponsor
$300 or more per lesson
This perk allows you to sponsor TEN lessons of your choosing (that haven't already been sponsored yet)!

This offer applies to textbook materials on our website (past and present), as well as any upcoming videos. Great for companies and organizations!

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Sapphire sponsor
$500 or more per lesson
This perk allows you to sponsor TWENTY lessons of your choosing (that haven't already been sponsored yet)!

This offer applies to textbook materials on our website (past and present), as well as any upcoming videos. Great for companies and organizations!

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.
Gold sponsor
$1,000 or more per lesson only 1 left
This perk allows you to become the title sponsor of Spectrum Ability.

This offer includes a sponsorship message at the start of every upcoming video, as well as sponsorship on every page on the Spectrum Ability website and every textbook lesson (past and present).

You'll also receive new episodes a few days ahead of time.

Valid for as long as you support us at this level.