by Faiza Elmasry.
More than a dozen people with physical and intellectual disabilities go to a daycare facility outside Washington twice a week and turn into filmmakers. At The Creative Edge Filmmaking workshop, they learn to use iPads to shoot and edit video.
“It’s just another program enhancement that we’re trying to apply to all of our day programs moving forward,” explained Melissa Ezelle, a project director of The Arc.
The nonprofit advocacy group, which provides services to the disabled, began offering the workshop earlier this year.
“The philosophy of this partnership, the Creative Edge Digital Media Partnership, is to introduce iPads to our individuals with disabilities so they can use them as communication tools,” Ezelle said, “but also as tools to creatively express themselves through photography or through i-movie.”
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