Submitted by Howard Renensland
May 26, 2008
My intent in starting [with]tv was to create a media home for top of the line programming about the many aspects of disabilities and the people who live with them.
Additionally I hoped to create a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment where both my daughters could work. My logic being that people with and people “without” disabilities are inter-dependent on each other. Make sure you get that. You need me and I need you.
Secondly and more importantly I feel the lack of a mainstream, inclusive, accessible cross media voice, that strives to employ at all levels and in all areas all manner of those in our community is the single greatest limiting factor marginalizing people with disabilities individually and as a group globally.
This weekend as I “caught up” on the discussions of many disability blogs, news sources, etc. (for God knows there is scant mention of us anywhere else) I was sorely reminded of this need.