Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Derrick Coleman Duracell Ad

I’m sure all you football fans have seen this ad dozens of times already. My high school friends in Washington State probably know it backwards and forwards at this point! But do read this great discussion of why and how this is such a rare and valuable exercise in disability awareness:

Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, Disability and Representation - January 17, 2014

For myself, I just want to underscore how brilliant and crucial it is that Colman first identifies his disability not as a hearing impairment, but as other peoples' inability to communicate with him.

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