Films by Janet Cole

Freedom Machines

Freedom Machines, a PBS Special, dramatically explores the concept of "disability" through the intimate stories of adults and children who are using modern technologies to change their lives.  The film asks: if people have access to the tools that can help them be fully functioning citizens at home, at work and in school, then where is the disability?  Is it the people themselves or a society that has yet to make accomodations to enable its largest minority group – 54,000,000 Americans with disabilities – to participate in the American Dream?