Thursday, May 22, 2008

Disability Law Lowdown launches ASL video podcasts

The Disability Law Lowdown Web site,, launched what are believed to be the first-ever video podcasts in American Sign Language (ASL) on May 13, according to the Disability 411 blog.

The Disability Law Lowdown ASL podcasts will bring information to the Deaf community by expanding traditional audio-only podcasts to include video that allows subscribers too see native Deaf speakers signing the show’s content.

The podcasts will deliver the latest in disability law information every other week via American Sign Language, captioning, voice-over and transcripts to maximize accessibility. Free subscriptions to the ASL podcasts are available to have shows automatically delivered to MP3 players.

Transcripts of the ASL podcasts also will be available on the Web site. For the fastest viewing, the ASL podcasts are available on YouTube at

The hosts for the ASL Disability Law Lowdown are native Deaf signers Danny Warthling and AJ Roupp. They will provide current information about disability rights and obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability-related topics.

Subscription is free and RSS feeds are available to automatically download the shows to video iPods, computers, phones and other video-capable devices.

Disability Law Lowdown is provided by the Disability Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC), a national network of 10 ADA Centers across the country, offering technical assistance and training in the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability-related laws. DCRE Labs developed the Disability Law Lowdown Web site and brought together several new technologies as part of the Disability Law Lowdown project.

To subscribe, look for the ASL Disability Law Lowdown podcast on iTunes, or visit