Original Online Content on POV
To enhance the broadcast, POV has produced an interactive website to enable viewers to explore the film in greater depth. The My Way To Olympia website — www.pbs.org/pov/olympia/ — offers a streaming video trailer for the film; an interview with filmmaker; a list of related websites, articles and books; a downloadable discussion guide; and special features.
Niko von Glasow’s Blog
Von Glasow talks about his life and work and how they have been shaped by his body on his blog.
International Paralympic Committee
The website of the official sanctioning body of the competition offers all manner of information about the games and athletes.
Team USA Paralympics
The U.S. Paralympic team’s website provides information about competitions specific to the United States, including activities designed for military veterans who have been injured in combat.
Other PBS Projects Focused on the Paralympics
Part of the multi-platform documentary project Medal Quest, WGBH’s film Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey follows the members of the U.S. sled hockey team on their road to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. These remarkable competitors — experienced athletes and rookie players, high school students and military veterans wounded in action — share one goal: to make history with a repeat gold medal win.
General Information on Disability and the Rights of People with Disabilities
Americans with Disabilities Act
The official government site for information on and technical assistance with the Americans with Disabilities Act offers information on the subject.
Center for Disability Rights
Focused on peer-to-peer support and independent living, this upstate New York based organization is typical of such groups across the United States. Search for “Disability Rights Center,” “Council for Disability Rights” or “Independence Center” followed by the name of your state or city to find an advocacy group where you live.
Society for Disability Studies
This organization is devoted to research on the social, cultural, political and medical aspects of disability. Resources include an open-source academic journal.