Spectrum Ability

is creating educational videos and resources about disability.
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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.)

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$30
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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.

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Premium supporter
$50
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.

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About Spectrum Ability

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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$27 of $300 per lesson
This amount ensures that we can keep the series running; in other words, it "keeps the lights on." This covers our website hosting, administrative costs and subscriptions that deliver our services.
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