Narrative text is listed below. A description of the images in the video follow afterwards for people who are blind or visually impaired:
Life takes unexpected turns.
And we navigate them the best we can.
But obstacles are everywhere.
To some, they may not look like much.
To me, they represent a daily challenge.
A lot of people in America have disabilities.
There’s a whole community of us out there.
We are just like everyone else.
And, with just a little assistance, we can do anything we set our minds to.
I am Candice Minear.
I advocate independent living for people with disabilities.
And I am a whole person.
Descriptive text of the video for blind and low vision viewers is listed below:
This video gives a glimpse into the experiences TWP Advocate Candice deals with on a daily basis. She is a wheelchair user. It opens with an image of Candice in her wheelchair with no movement, while other people move behind her as a fast speed, overlooking that she is there. The next frames follow Candice as she moves down the sidewalk in a shopping area. The video cuts to Candice driving her accessible van using hand controls. The video then shows Candice in her wheelchair coming up to an area on the street where there is a barrier for her to cross, and her difficulty in using a crosswalk signal. Candice navigates her wheelchair up an uneven hill to a sporting event. Onscreen is a group of people with disabilities at a skateboard park. These people have varying disabilities and are a variety of ages. The video shows people with varying disabilities using skateboards to navigate the skateboard park. All are having a good time. A man goes down an steep slope in his wheelchair. The video pans to another group shot of a variety of people enjoying the activity at the skateboard park. The video shows a tattooed man looking at the camera with a hand wave, then cuts to a man getting ready to go down a slope on his knees on a skateboard, then moves to Candice looking around at all the activity in the skateboard park. Then the video pans the skateboard park again and lands on an image of a boy in a wheelchair who is outfitted with pads and helmet and preparing for a special jump. A man pushes the boy very fast in his wheelchair across the skateboard park then the boy goes up a ramp and into the air! He flips over to do a "wheelie" in his chair and lands perfectly on the off ramp. He is excited and is greeted by his father who gives him a hug and "fist pump" of congratulations for the accomplishment. The video then goes back to Candice in her wheelchair navigating down the sidewalk. It then moves to Candice talking with others at the skateboard park, varies people with disabilities. The next frames end the video with clos-eup views of Candice looking around meaningfully as the sun shines on her face. The video ends with the logo for The Whole Person, the words " Connecting people with disabilities to the resources they need," then our phone number 816-561-0304 and website address thewholeperson.org.)
About The Whole Person
The Whole Person offers a broad range of services to individuals with disabilities to increase their ability to perform day-to-day activities and reduce the need of support from family members, professional attendants or other care-giving services. Our services and programs build the confidence of these individuals and improve the many skills they need to live, learn and work in their community.
Mission Statement: The Whole Person assists people with disabilities to live independently and encourages change within the community to expand opportunities for independent living.
Vision Statement: The Whole Person envisions a fully integrated community of equality, where opportunities and choices are not limited by disability. We will promote a world in which people with disabilities will exercise independent choices and join with their supporters to advocate for positive change within society and its systems.
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* A film created by Jon Brick- Director of Photography | Producer | Director | Editor