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AccessU 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

In May of every year, Gene and Dave are privileged to teach folks how to caption videos.  Every year we get invited back to AccessU on St. Edward’s University.  Knowbility.org created this program to teach people how to make digital media accessible.  This year we were accompanied by our #1 fan, Anne Roberts.

The Gene and Dave Show lives on!!!

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

When the Austin Film Society took ownership of Channel Austin and it became Austin Public Access, we were unsure about the fate of the show. Thanks to Gene making a bunch of phone calls and our relationship with Doug Gray, station manager, the show goes on. Here is a glimpse of us filming the Around […]

OpenAIR

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Remember Glenda Sims, the “Good Witch”, from our Accessible IT show? Well, I ran into her at the Austin Pow-wow last Saturday. Glenda has been very active in accessible web design. She was working the University of Texas at Austin, doing web work. Then she started her own company called Deque, where she continues providing […]

Right Footed, starring Jessica Cox

Monday, November 9th, 2015

I was very excited to learn that Jessica Cox would be speaking at the next CTB Filmfest, Nov 7, 2015. I tried to set up an appointment with Jessica for an interview. Her time was pretty well scheduled but we agreed to try and do an interview the day before her premier of Right Footed. […]

AccessU Invites Gene & Dave

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Gene and Dave were invited for a second year to teach a session on closed captioning.  It is always a huge honor to be apart of such an awesome accessibility conference.  Networking with other people that are truly passionate about accessibility  is an enlighten experience that gives all that are involved an inspiring world that […]

Celebrate 25 years of the ADA.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Gene was fortunate enough to meet up with our friends from Amerigroup at the ADA25 celebration

An Interview with Aaron Beelner

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Dave from The Gene and Dave show interviews Aaron Beelner, of The Little Tin Man. Find out Aaron’s views on disability labeling, acting in feature films, and his impression of the Alamo Draft House Guinness Shake. All presented to you as part of the Cinema Touching Disability Film Fest (www.CTDFilmFest.org).

Gene and Dave Interview Wendy Davis

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Wendy interview video We met with Wendy Davis to discuss her political views.  We support her image of the empty wheelchair in her ads. We wonder where she got that idea. Be sure to view video link above picture.

Texas Disability Issues Forum

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Now is the time to register folks for the Forum.  With a capacity of 300, we expect to be more than  half full in a few days–an unprecedented response from the disability community. September 24, 2014 will be a historic day for the Texas disability community. That’s when the major candidates for Texas’ three highest […]

R.I.P. Larry

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

            It is with great sadness that Gene and Dave announce the passing of our true friend, fan, and star of multiple episodes, Larry Turner.  Larry was our go to guy for everything dealing with recreation.  Larry’s friend and colleague, Mike Haynes, explained his passing best in his recent Facebook post, “Dear Friends – […]

CTD’s Cinema Touching Disability Returns

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

This year is the Festival’s tenth anniversary and it promises to be the best one yet! Here is a glimpse into tonight’s exceptional activities…

Accessible Web Design for Non-profits

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Hey folks, The Gene and Dave Show got our free* web site from this AIR program. AIR is Austin Internet Rally. Teams of professional web designers are assigned to organizations that need…

Gene and Dave are in Lourdes, France

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

We came to visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. We’re next in line, yippie!

Dave is co-hosting the CTD Film Festival

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities have always been huge supporters and fans of The Gene and Dave Show. This year they’ve asked Gene and Dave to help host their Cinema Touching Disability film festival at The Alamo Draft House on Lamar. Gene, unfortunately, is unavailable for this event, but Dave will be there fully charged and ready to roll. Come one, come all to this awesome event.

Gene & Dave Compete in Olympics

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We are in London for the 2012 Olympic games. We want our fans to know we tried our hardest. Sadly, we did not win…

Celia Hughes awarded the 2012 Bert Kruger Smith Vision Award

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Long-time Austin disabilities advocate Celia Hughes was recognized with the 2012 Bert Kruger Smith Vision Award. Hughes is the Executive Director of VSA Texas, the state organization on arts and disability, and an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Hughes was recently honored at the 18th annual AGE Award Dinner […]

Gene and Dave are proud to show off accessible Austin venues.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Gene and Dave are hard at work once again filming. The next episode of The Gene and Dave Show will feature many of their personal, favorite, and accessible places in Austin. With their SXSW friends coming into Austin in mind, they are giving viewers a run down of how to get around, where to eat, where to stay, and where to “partay”. While looking for the best place to stay in downtown Austin, Gene and Dave were turned away from many of the hotels who wouldn’t let them film or turned them away…

CTD’s 8th Anual Cinema Touching Disability

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Fans of The Gene and Dave Show will love CTD’s Cinema Touching Disability. Cinema Touching Disability’s opening reception will be Thursday, October 20, at the Goodwill Community Center, followed by Mon Ami Claude, a past Grand Prize Short Film Competition winner and Eyes In the Night (1942) a rarely seen, entertaining mystery…

People’s Passions

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

We’ve got a future show planned to illustrate people’s passions.  If you have a disability and are real passionate about something, let us know.  We would like to have you on our show.  It doesn’t matter if it’s stamp collecting or saving the environment, if you’re passionate about it, we would like to film you […]

The Family Episode is coming soon.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Dave, Denver, and Terri hang out with the pirate at Morgan’s Wonderland.  Morgan’s Wonderland is the World’s First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs, their family members, caregivers, friends and the entire community.  They spent the day there for family fun and to film the family episode […]