TIC TED Talks

TED Talks are, routinely, brilliant! We tap into the vast resources of TED at every opportunity. Below you will be able to watch the best TED Talks relevant to the inclusion of people with disability in sport and recreation. Where appropriate we reference the relevant TIC episode so that you can put the TED Talk in context. But, a lot of the time, the TED Talk stands as a valuable resource in itself. Simply click on the image to watch the video and download the transcript if you wish. Enjoy. Test

Torrie Dunlap
Isn’t it a pity? The real problem with special needs

Torrie Dunlap: Isn’t it a pity? The real problem with special needs This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Kids with special needs are marginalized in our communities, and we are doing it with the best of intentions....

Cody Goldberg
Changing the world one playground at a time

Cody Goldberg: Changing the world one playground at a time Born and raised in Marin County, California,Cody is convinced that the secret to building a better world for all is building better playgrounds. Cody and his wife April live in Portland with their daughters...

Haben Girma
Public service lawyers as pioneering advocates

Haben Girma: Public service lawyers as pioneering advocates Haben Girma is the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. She applies her unique perspective as a Skadden Fellowship Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates to remove access barriers for students...

Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language

Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in "maps." The idea now powers an app that helps nonverbal...

Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair

Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build — for true...

Stella Young: Inspiration porn and the objectification of disability

Stella Young: Inspiration porn and the objectification of disability Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all...

Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen

Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen In tho souring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. Some brilliant lessons on communication skills. 0:11  I'm not...

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems…palsy is just one

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems...palsy is just one "I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the...

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom -- yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling...

Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake

Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion:...

Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make...

Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity

Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage — and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off...

Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity

Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our...

Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity

Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case,...

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