Voices of the ADA Generation Project
The "Voices of the ADA Generation Project" at the University at Buffalo is an offshoot off a national project of the same name created by Stacey Milburn, president of the National Youth Leadership Network , and Ari Ne'eman, Autistic Self Advocacy Network .
The "Voices of the ADA Generation Project" began as a Student Affairs Graduate Assistant project for Angelica Soto, under the guidance of Amy Wlosinski and Dr. Susan Mann Dolce in the UB Accessibility Resources office. Four current UB students and one recent UB graduate wrote essays about being students of the ADA generation and were then interviewed about their experiences at UB and writing the essay. The program grew into a class project and a student video project when students in UBE 496, a class about Participation, Universal Design and Disability taught by Dr. Susan Mann Dolce, read the essays and then discussed them while being videoed. Visual Arts student Brielle Greenberg was the videographer and story editor. Martha Greatrix from the Teaching and Learning Center and UBIT provided post production editing. Social Sciences Interdisciplinary student Caroline Skonecki produced the video transcript and assisted with captioning.
The "Voices" video was presented at the 2011 Association for Higher Ed and Disability Conference in Seattle Washington, the New York State Disability Services Council Annual Meeting fall 2011, the UB Teaching and Learning Center multiple times during the 2010 - 2011 academic year and as part of Diversity Week at the UB Intercultural and Diversity Center on March 28, 2012.