The Disability Minute on KUAF

July is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. KUAF Public Radio - in partnership with Arkansas Support Network and area non profit groups - will offer the Disability Minute each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July on 91.3 FM. You can hear the minutes at 6:31 and 8:31am during NPR's Morning Edition, at noon and 7pm during Ozarks at Large, and at 3:18 and 5:18pm during NPR's All Things Considered. And, look for archived minutes here.

We close this month's Disability Minute with a listen to some of the voices we heard during July. The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act was July 26th and KUAF - along with Arkansas Support Network - has been offering the Disability Minute in recognition. If you'd like to know more about Arkansas Support Network, go to

The Disability Minute for July 29, 2015

Jul 29, 2015
Arkansas Support Network webpage

Today's Disability Minute features Angie Bassett - Chair of Arkansas Support Network Board of Directors - talking about accessibility to equal education for disabled children.

The Disability Minute for July 27, 2015

Jul 28, 2015

Today, Renisha Rivers - Washington County Connector for the Arkansas PROMISE program - shares her personal experiences with disability and how that helps her to better support transition-age youth who are enrolled in the PROMISE program.



Today's Disability Minute features Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan reading a proclamation marking this Sunday - July 26th - as ADA Day in Fayetteville.

Disability Minute for July 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015

Today we hear from Emily Ladau - a writer and owner of Social Justice Media Services. She talks about how movie, television - even written media - can often rely on stereotypes when casting disabled persons.


Hi, I'm Emily Ladau, a writer, and owner of Social Justice Media Services . Let's talk about the four main ways disabled people are portrayed  in mainstream media and why this needs to change.

Disability Minute for July 20, 2015

Jul 20, 2015

Today, we hear from Arkansas Support Network's Kasey Hodges. Kasey, using a speech synthesizer to help her communicate, talks about how frustrating it can be to be treated much like a child by those who may not know her capabilities.


Disability Minute for July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015

During today's Disability Minute, Cheryl Green - a disabled media artist - talks about the importance of closed captions...and how the internet is lagging behind television in that area.

Disability Minute for July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015
Disability Visability Project

During today's Disability Minute, Alice Wong - founder and Project Coordinator for the Disability Visability Project... a part of the StoryCorps project - gives us an 'Angry ADA Minute'. According to Wong, who is a San Francisco based disability activist, we still have a long way to go for true disability equality.


Disability Minute for July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

Today's Disability Minute has Keith Vire - CEO of Arkansas Support Network - talking about his experiences with Justin Whitlock Dart, Jr....known as the 'godfather of the ADA movement'.

Disability Minute for July 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

During today's Disability Minute, Sharita Patterson Rodriguez - a mother of an autistic child - describes her experiences and challenges.