“Its My Life” Video
DCIL have been working relentlessly over the past year to create much more awareness of our organisation AND Independent Living. We want the public to know the positive impact DCIL have on the lives of Disabled People in Donegal and what Independent Living really means. Therefore we decided to go down the very popular route of a “Web Video Project” (Independent Living: It’s My Life) which enables us to share with the world what Independent Living means to disabled people and their families in Donegal. The development of this project has given us the opportunity to reflect & analyse on the current status of Independent Living within the Disability Sector and our direction as an organisation who is striving to meet the needs of disabled people in these challenging times.
The images within the video are of mainly of Leaders (people in receipt of PA services) in DCIL and also some supporters of our work. The soundtrack was provide by a very talented young 15 year old girl from Donegal – (Caitlin McLaughlin) who provided us with her own interpretation of BonJovis “It’s My Life” which was very fitting for the video ! The Video can be viewed from our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/donegalcentreforindependentliving?ref=hl) or directly from our Vimeo video account (https://vimeo.com/92879170)
Donegal Centre for Independent Living (DCIL) – “I Believe I can Fly” Video
DCIL strongly believe in the portrayal of positive images and perceptions of Disability when organising and partaking in fundraising or awareness campaigns.
We do not hold value on the traditional means of fundraising that we often see for disability groups such as church gate collections which only add to the charitable image of disability and lends no support to our strive to have services/supports for disabled people seen as a human right rather than something we should expect to shake buckets to receive.
It was with this in mind that we decided to produce our second video in 2014. This video featured our staff member Jennifer Doherty who is blind flying a plane for DCIL to create more awareness of our organisation and also to raise some funds in a way which promoted a very positive and no limits perception of disability. She was assisted by her work colleague Shane Bradley who filmed the event and helped produce the video.
The video features Aerobility and their staff who made this flight possible and we were very inspired by their obvious commitment to disability in their work. The soundtrack was provide by a very talented young 16 year old girl from Donegal – (Caitlin McLaughlin) who provided us with her own interpretation of “I Believe I can Fly”
The video has received some very positive feedback so far and we are delighted with the response and the level of awareness that it has created for our organisation and we hope that it will influence other groups and organisations to think more about the perception they are creating in the fundraising activities that they participate in.
(https://www.facebook.com/donegalcentreforindependentliving or directly from our Vimeo account http://vimeo.com/donegalcil
Many thanks for your interest !