[nfbwatlk] Fwd: extreme make over

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Thu Dec 2 23:18:38 UTC 2010

O Lord!

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Becky Frankeberger" <b.butterfly at comcast.net>
> Date: December 2, 2010 13:32:54 PST
> To: <Wcb-l at wcbinfo.org>
> Subject: [Wcb-l] extreme make over

> I gather the wife has a guide dog.
> Becky and TSE dog Jake 
> WGBH's Media Access Group Encourages Tuning into ABC'S "Extreme Makeover:
> Home Edition" 
> on Sunday, December 5 (8-9pm, EST)
> The Media Access Group at WGBH encourages all those interested in inclusive
> technology for people who are blind or have low vision to tune into "Extreme
> Makeover: Home Edition" this Sunday evening, December 5.  While we can't
> provide any specific information on what will be seen and heard (it would
> spoil the surprise!), the episode promises to create much greater awareness
> of the services and products now available for people who have limited or no
> sight.
> Here is the information the production company has released in advance about
> this episode:
> The "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team has selected the Anderson Family
> in Cleveland, Ohio.  The family of four answered the call to action when
> they inspired the community to heighten their awareness of the obstacles
> facing the disabled in their community.  Diving headlong into their work,
> Andre and Jasmine have dedicated their time to supporting and counseling the
> disabled by connecting them with resources to help them live and lead more
> independent lives.  The Andersons have proven to be the definitive role
> models as they themselves lost their sight 4 years ago.
> Empowered by their own obstacles, Andre and Jasmine have never let anything
> slow them down.  Together they have teamed to complete grad school, run a
> center for people with disabilities, created a support group, and all while
> balancing life at home with their 2 boys (one of whom is hearing impaired).
> Despite having lost their sight after their sons, Jasison and Jahzion were
> born, Andre and Jasmine have rallied back and have embraced their reality.
> While they continue to empower their community, the family has hit a rough
> patch.  Their home is falling apart around them and it has become
> complicated and hazardous for them to live in especially in the face of how
> their needs continue to grow. 
> On September 29th the Andersons will have some changes in sight when Ty
> Pennington, designers Michael Maloney, Tracy Huston, and Xzibit deliver a
> "Smart House" in just 7 days. Local builders Marous Brothers Construction
> and community volunteers will rebuild the structure and give them the key to
> live above and beyond their wildest dreams. The Andersons will vacation in
> Crested Butte, Colorado.  
> About "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
> The Emmy-award winning reality program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," now
> in its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol
> Holding. It's executive-produced Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David
> Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from
> 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.
> About the Media Access Group at WGBH
> The Media Access Group at WGBH, which includes a Services division and a
> research and development division--the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National
> Center for Accessible Media--has pioneered and delivered captioned and
> described media for nearly four decades to people in their homes,
> classrooms, at work and in the community. And the Media Access Group
> continues to develop new solutions to access challenges as technology, and
> the way we all consume media, evolve. Members of the group's collective
> staff represent the leading experts in their fields and their success is
> exemplified by a history of accomplishments and continuous growth, the
> integration of innovative products and services into society at large, and
> the enthusiastic support of the audiences served, including 36 million
> people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision. More
> information about the Media Access Group at WGBH can be found at:
> http://access.wgbh.org. 
> Contact:
> Mary Watkins
> mary_watkins at wgbh.org
> 617 300-3700
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