Student multimedia campaign wins disability-awareness prize

12/3/2009 | Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), The

A multimedia campaign by a group of New York state high-school students received top honors for promoting the rights of people with disabilities. The students, who are members of their school's broadcast journalism club, were inspired to create a public service announcement and two other video clips that discourage people from using derogatory language to describe disabilities and highlight the accomplishments of students with special needs. "It was something we saw in our school environment we could do something about," one student said.

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