New DVDs Focus on People with Disabilities

Just in time for the Education and Employment Forum for People with Disabilities on October 27 (at noon in RN 208, facilitated by DSPS), the Library has new DVD titles of interest.

Request them by call number at the Instructional Media desk on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center. As always, if you’d like us to purchase DVDs to support your classes, contact Nicole Woolley (558-2509 or

The Sea Inside (call number R726 .M37 2005)
Biography of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life.

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (call number RC388.5 .S33 2008)
The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly DVD

The Waterdance (call number RC406 .P3 W38 2001)
A talented young writer is permanently paralyzed in a hiking accident and must graduate from a physical rehabilitation center in order to return to the “real” world. Based on the experiences of writer Neal Jimenez.

Born on the Fourth of July (call number DS559.5 .B67 2004)
Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war.

Find many more DVDs on these and other topics in LOIS, the library catalog.

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