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"The implied belief is that the nondisabled person...

2005-03-18T22:24:00.000-06:00

"The implied belief is that the nondisabled person never asks for anything "extra," though this is not really true. Rather, the built world is "conceived" to include the extras they might need."

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Perhaps if the ad is run with the frequency many a...

2005-03-18T17:51:00.000-06:00

Perhaps if the ad is run with the frequency many ads are (a dozen times a day for several weeks) people will find new things each time in it. It does have the great song in the background to make it one of those ads people could plausibly enjoy.

Hatch Xanadu, I hadn't thought of that here, but yes, it could invoke some anxiety about being overrun with disabled folks, I suppose. The name of this blog is partially about that anxiety (I should write about it's origin sometime) which can be palpable when two or more of us get together.

"Mostly-correctly-spelled?" Now, I'll be up late scouring for typos! :p



My only concern is that, especially as viewed in t...

2005-03-18T14:42:00.000-06:00

My only concern is that, especially as viewed in the U.S., the ad would fulfill the fears of those not paying close attention with the message "The gimps are taking over" - much as, say, a scene involving a white man overtaken by minorities in a corporate world might inspire (again, for someone not paying attention - and lots of folks fail to pay attention, especially to TV) not "Ohh....I see what it must be like for them" but "How nice to see someone's noticed that their demand for special treatment has plastered them all over our territory." Whaddaya think? Does my comment make sense? BTW, just visited The Gimp Parade for the first time. Thanks so much for this intelligent, open-minded, and mostly-correctly-spelled blog!



Thank you so much for posting the link to this vid...

2005-03-18T13:04:00.000-06:00

Thank you so much for posting the link to this video ad. It was refreshing. I agree with Jam though that it was a bit short. Perhaps someone could do a lengthier version for airing as an 'after school special' type program to heighten awareness.



i watched the video before i read the full descrip...

2005-03-16T11:07:00.000-06:00

i watched the video before i read the full description you posted. when i came back & read your post in full i reflected on what had struck me (as a non-disabled person) about the ad when i originally viewed it...

i did not notice the person in a wheelchair pointing at the crouching man at the phone - i didn't even catch that these scenes were related.

the image of the library with nothing but visually identical volumes on the shelves definitely struck me - libraries are important to me (as refuges as much as resources) - the idea of being alienated from one was distressing, to say the least (and then infuriating, once i thought about it from the "conceived environment" perspective)

the slogan at the end was potent, as well (once i parsed out the francais)

overall the whole thing seemed like a great concept crammed into far too little time - just a bit too rushed. but i think it gets its concept across nevertheless.

clink clink - my .02, fwiw