Since the beginning of American history, groups and individuals alike have fought for their rights of equality in the name of The American Dream. From the Native American Indians to Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King we’ve seen their faces, listened to their voices, and heard their cries for freedom and equality for everyone. Faces, voices, and cries that can never be forgotten. In America’s most recent history, another group has formed to fight for equality. A group that knows no skin color. A group of rich and poor. A group that encompasses both the young and the old. A group of Americans fighting for equality for people with disabilities. In an exclusive interview with a secret weapon of the disability rights movement and acclaimed activism photographer, Tom Olin, joins Gene and Dave for a behind the scenes account of what was really going on when he took those unforgettable photos during the birth of The Americans with Disabilities Act.
Past episodes, bloopers and other takes from The Gene and Dave Show.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Friday, October 14th, 2016
Gene and Dave are invited into the Texas State capitol to interview Ron Lucey, Executive Director of The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD). Will they be arrested THIS time?
Thursday, May 19th, 2016
At SXSW 2016, the world’s biggest interact festival, Gene and Dave examine many of the disability related products, services, and presentations that can enable people with disabilities. We learned about unique assistive technology, we got the low down on the latest in accessible information technology, and learned how to “see” without eyes, donate our voice, and interact with all sorts of gadgets. Learn how blind people can watch a Disney movie, how blind people can edit music, and how children with autism can paint on fabric, over and over again.
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Around Austin – In this show, Gene and Dave share their experiences they’ve had with local disability related groups including Knowbility, Body Shift, Constable 5, our old friend, Jeff Moyer, and ADAPT.
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Show Summary ADA 25th Year Anniversary And Passing the Torch Our guests were: Jennifer McPhail Community organizer ADAPT Phone 512-442-0252 www.ADAPTofTexas.org Dennis Borel, Executive Director CTD/Coaltion of Texans with Disabilities Phone 512/478-3366 www.txdisabilities.org We discussed the progress people with disabilities have made since the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was passed 25 […]
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
SXSW 2015 Summary Gene and Dave examine many of the disability related products, services, and presentations at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX. We play with prototypes and interview inventors. SXSW is the largest Interactive conference in the world and Gene and Dave distill the disability related portion of it for you, our viewers. Extreme […]
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
What happens when a guy starts a new job, and his new partner has a disability? In this skit, Gene and Dave explore the myths and feelings some may have by meeting a person with a disability for the first time.
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Accessible Housing In this show, Gene and Dave examine the options for obtaining Accessible Housing in Austin, Texas. Our choices are to rent private, rent subsidized housing or apartments, or to buy/build housing with or without financial assistance. Either way, here are some resources to help. Our guest host, a community organizer, with ADAPT was […]
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Beyond The ADA Show Summary Our Guests Lex Frieden Lex Frieden is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and he is Adjunct Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Frieden also directs the ILRU – Independent Living Research Utilization Program […]
Monday, January 20th, 2014
Cheryl Speaks on Brain Injury Show Summary The Gene and Dave Show seeks out guest who either have a disability and/or are very active in the disability community. We hit it big with our featured guest, filmmaker and performance artist, Cheryl Green. We had a candid conversation with Cheryl Green, who has head a traumatic […]
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
SXSW 2013 Summary At SXSW 2013, the world’s biggest interact festival, we saw presenters, vendors and workshops on products and services that can enable people with disabilities. We learned about 3-D printing of unique assistive technology, we got the low down on the latest in accessible Information Technology, and learned how to interface with computers […]
Sunday, August 18th, 2013
The Southwest Conference on Disability 2012 In Albuquerque What we learned: The Gene and Dave Show learned that Albuquerque, New Mexico was a beautiful setting for this conference on disability. We learned that the Southwest region of the USA has much to offer by and for its residents with disability. Many of service providers […]
Sunday, July 21st, 2013
In October of 2012, Dave traveled to The Southwest Conference on Disability in Albuquerque, NM. While there, he learned some amazing things and met many incredible people. Among those people was Linda Pedro, a champion spokesperson whose testimony was heard during the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many people were involved with […]
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Music Show Summary Our Music show showcases some Austin musicians with disabilities. We learn how some musicians compose, edit, and play their own music. We also learn about Music Therapy and how music was used in direct action civil disobedience actions. We also hear and learn about the Spirit of Goodwill Band, how they were […]
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
President Obama recently stated that employment is the key to this nations economic crisis. So in this episode, Gene and Dave take on the topic of employment. Find out how you can become employed.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
The Accessible Austin show gave Gene and Dave the opportunity to explore the transportation and accommodation options in Austin, Texas. Austin is a fantastic place to live, and it’s an incredible place to come visit, too. And with SXSW every year, people come by the millions. This show should be especially helpful to people with disabilities who are planning on visiting Austin. Austinites should also find some helpful information as well.
Monday, September 5th, 2011
The Gene And Dave Show Summary Affordable Care Act (ACA) with Marge Petty Gene and Dave interviewed Marge Petty about the Affordable Care Act. Marge wanted our viewers to know about the ACA’s section on pre-existing condition insurance plan (PCIP). Reforms under the Affordable Care Act have brought an end to some of the worst […]
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Family Show Summary Our Family show gave us the opportunity to talk with several parents with disabilities and their family. We also learned about activities to preserve community services for families who have a child with a disability. Gene and Dave listed several resources for families who have a child with a disability and […]
Friday, February 11th, 2011
Gene and Dave present Performance Arts opportunities in Austin, for people with disabilities. We show leaders in the field as well as performance artists with disabilities. Organization directors describe the arts while performance clips, taken at various venues, are shown. We developed this movie in response to the city’s Call for Entries for their FACES […]