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Terri Mauro

Site of the Day: Voices of Our Region

By July 3, 2009

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What It Is: "Audio interviews with 57 individuals with disabilities of all types across generations and culture comprise Voices of Our Region. The six-hour oral history encourages listeners to learn about both the struggles and triumphs individuals with disabilities have experienced in seeking self-determination and non-discrimination by providing candid, non-scripted stories of the progress made in pursuit of personal goals."

Who's In Charge: "Judith Barricella, director of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Disability Connection, along with colleagues Athena Aardweg and Tony Buba, acclaimed local film producer and director, traveled hundreds of miles across Allegheny, Westmoreland, Beaver, Elk, and Washington Counties to record 57 stories."

Why It's Worth Checking Out: The site offers audio and transcripts of many of the participants, and it's good for some quick inspiration.

Where to Start: Watch a YouTube video for a preview.

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