Move to Include Showcase

Move to Include Showcase

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of President George H. W. Bush’s signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act. To commemorate this landmark law, WORLD Channel will showcase Move to Include programming.

WORLD Channel shares a Move to Include programming collection that curates documentaries and programs from across public media stations, highlighting stories of people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Move to Include Showcase, a two-hour block of special programming airs Sunday, July 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD.

Programming includes:

WXXI LIVE FORUM: The Impact of COVID-19 On People with Disabilities l Airs at 12 p.m. - 1p.m.
On July 23rd, WXXI hosted this live, televised forum that explored the unique challenges the coronavirus outbreak has posed to people living with disabilities. Hosted by Evan Dawson of WXXI News’ Connections,  local people with disabilities discussed how disparities they face in health care and society have been exacerbated by the pandemic They also explore how they expect issues related to access and inclusion to change after the pandemic ends. This is the taped version of that forum. 

Accessibility Now - Iowa PBS l  Airs at 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Told firsthand by Iowans with disabilities, this half-hour documentary examines how the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped improve their lives and how they continue to face barriers to equality.

Move to Include Collection l Airs 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
This is a series of shorts produced by Move to Include partner stations. The collection includes:

  • Greetings from Iowa: Autumn Weaver, Iowa PBS
    Miss Iowa 2014 was born deaf. Receiving a cochlear implant at age 3, Autumn Weaver used her communication skills to make friends and stay busy. But the challenges of a hearing world remain. From college courses to job interviews, Autumn is one of many in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community who continue to feel excluded from society.

  • People First: In the Shadow of Fairview - The Institution, OPB
    Fairview residents started a global self-advocacy movement called People First, an international organization dedicated to supporting all people with disabilities. 

  • MTI Digital Storyteller Workshop, WGCU 
    WGCU Public Media teamed up with Best Buddies of Southwest Florida for a digital storytelling workshop. â€śBuddies” with intellectual and developmental disabilities were paired with school-age “Peer Buddies” for the workshop. Five teams of two each created a short video on a topic of their choice, doing the interviewing, filming and editing themselves with the help of a member of the WGCU production crew. 

This WORLD Channel Move to Include Showcase is part of Move to Include, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. This Move to Include model expands nationally this year to five additional communities with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. To learn more about the national efforts, visit