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National Disability Awareness Month Streaming and DVD Resources

Related Books

Extraordinary people with disabilities / by Deborah Kent, Kathryn A. Quinlan

Profiles seven dozen people throughout history with various physical or mental disabilities. Additional articles provide historical background on the disability rights movement.

All our families : disability lineage and the future of kinship / Jennifer Natalya Fink

"All Our Families: Finding Our Disability Lineages argues that disability is stigmatized because it is delineated-excised from our understanding of family, cut out from the story a family tells about itself, and proposes how finding and integrating disability in our family would transform our lived experiences of both family and disability"-- Provided by publisher.

Extending justice : strategies to increase inclusion and reduce bias / The Honorable Bernice B. Donald, Professor Sarah E. Redfield, editors

[This book] offers expert perspective and actionable tools for interrupting bias. The first book in this series, 'Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias', was written to increase awareness of implicit bias and serve as a benchbook for judges. This book goes the next step to be useful to a wider audience with virtually every chapter offering thoughful context and practical strategies for interrupting unintentional bias. Includes the chapter: 

  • Implicit bias and people with mental disabilities : taking stock of the criminal justice system / Elizabeth Kelley, Nick Dubin

Distressing language : disability and the poetics of error / Michael Davidson

"This book is about the role of disability and deafness in contemporary aesthetics and how physical and intellectual difference challenges generic terms for art and poetry. The book's title combines language that disturbs or causes anxiety with language that is ripped, worn, or damaged. This interplay brings together the social environment in which language is exchanged with the materiality of words that frustrate easy comprehension." Provided by publisher.


"People with disabilities face many difficulties in all facets of daily life. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan officially declared the month of March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness (NDDA) month. However, over time, the title has shifted to National Disability Awareness Month to become more inclusive of all disabilities.  This includes the observance of Disability Pride Month celebrated in July, and other disability-related holidays & celebrations in October. The NDDA proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement, and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives. This class of disabilities can refer to impairments in learning and behavior, such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and impairments in physical and/or intellectual functioning such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down syndrome."  ~ Stem Learning and Research Center

Media Services encourages you to explore the Office of Disability Services for Students, located in the Herman B Wells Library, 1320 E. Tenth Street, West Tower, W302 for additional resources. 


Representation in Pictures & Film

KTTV News. Audio: Governor decrees March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month as Missourians with Disabilities Lobby for Caregiver Funding. Missouri. Accessed 15 Feb. 2023.

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" Netflix Youtube. 2022. (Full-length documentary film available to view, courtesy of Netflix) Accessed 15 Feb. 2023. <>


Four Easy Steps to Hiring Qualified Applicants with Disabilities

"20111005-OHRM-RBN-1251" by USDAgov is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Having Fun Playing Basketball

"181017-N-PX557-0463" by NAVSUP Business Systems Center is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

IUB Streaming Titles

The streaming titles listed below are available via IUCAT, and require CAS authorization. We invite you to explore more titles in IUCAT using variant keyword searches, such as:  developmental disabilities, people and disability, employment and disability, etc.

For a list of additional titles, see sidebar to access Disability Awareness Month Film & TV Catalogue, 2023

IUB DVD/Video Films

To check out media items, you must have a valid IU crimson or borrower's card. Be sure to check with Media Services for hours. Some titles may be exclusively shelved at the Indiana Institute on Disability located at 1905 N Range Rd, Bloomington.  812-855-9396. 

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Disability Awareness Month Film & TV Catalogue