IOS on YouTube
by Sara Maria Acevedo
The It’s Our Story YouTube testimony series pulls its visitors into a rich cultural and political history, guiding them through civil rights demonstrations, tear-jerking memories, unforgettable anecdotes, and intimate personal insights that simply can’t be found anywhere else. Culled from thousands of hours of conversations from across the United States, each It’s Our Story recollection is presented via first-hand accounts that reflect the diversity and dynamism of people with disabilities, their loved ones, friends, and allies. It’s all part of a deeply personal effort to chronicle several lifetimes of untapped wisdom, before these voices fade forever.
Created by Spencer Siebert, a 22 year-old IOS Leadership Fellows 2 min 38 s
Why This Project is Important
Created by Riis Larson, a 20 year-old IOS Leadership Fellows 4 min 52 s
Just one of the 500 clips on our You Tube channel and 20,000 in the IOS archives 2 min 42 s
Courage Award Trailer
A video email invite for the Courage Center to honor Judy Heumann. 2 min 2 s
Courage Award Movie
Created by IOS and VPF honoring a lifetime of advocacy by Judiy Huemann 10 min 23 s
A Gallery of New Release’s
Enjoy more video clips from our archive of 100,000 minutes of insights. 20 New Video’s
A Mature Vision
Over the past nine years, what began as a simple history project led by Scott Cooper and his stepson, Eric Clow, has since exploded into a cross-country mission from which scholars, advocates, students, historians, and Web surfers can all benefit.
As the only minority group that anyone can (and likely will) join, people with disabilities deserve an intergenerational platform through which visitors can convene, discuss, create, and explore their own stories.
It’s Our Story provides that platform — a platform from which guests can better understand, champion, reappropriate, and strengthen the narrative around what it really means to be “disabled.”