Ablevision, a TV show created by developmentally disabled adults living in the Boston area, is making a splash, according to The Boston Globe. The show is entirely run by members of the Triangle Inc. program, whose mission is to provide disabled adults with independence and self-sufficiency. Ablevision teaches Triangle’s members about video skills as well as life skills like organization and teamwork.
Ablevision is a seen in 44 communities in Massachusetts and a handful in other states, as well as online at www.ablevision.org and www.youtube.com/ablevision. Recently, Ablevision interviewed disabled and abled dancers from the Gimp Project, the acclaimed dance troupe.
Says one Gimp dancer, Lawrence Carter-Long: “Normally there’s a weird kind of power dynamic in play when you’ve got a nondisabled person interviewing a disabled person … When you’ve got a group like Ablevision out there doing the interview, when you don’t normally see disabled people in a position of power, it flips that dynamic.”
Ablevision’s next step is to apply for a grant so the cast and crew can get paid for their work.