**TUNE IN** TUNE IN** **TUNE IN** **TUNE IN** BRIC TV PREMIERES NEW SERIES DISLABELED TODAY, MONDAY MARCH 23 Join comedian Brian McCarthy and other disabled designers, creators, and advocates who help him navigate his sudden vision loss with humor, innovation, and authenticity.
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NEW YORK, NY, March 23, 2022 – Today, BRIC TV, the Emmy-winning, nonprofit cable television channel and digital network, premieres a new series called Dislabeled on BRIC TV. The five episode series will air the pilot episode today, then two episodes weekly on Mondays over the following two weeks on BRIC TV.
A few years ago, comedian Brian McCarthy‘s eyesight suddenly started to fail. He rapidly lost most of his central vision and, along with it, a lifestyle he never thought to question. During this major personal upheaval, he continued to do what he always did best and poured his angst and triumphs into creating DisLabeled, a television series that follows Brian as he meets with other disabled creators in his quest to understand and navigate his new reality. With each episode of DisLabled, Brian brings his humor and edge to encounters with a broad range of disabled designers, activists, and technologists. They share their innovative approaches for surviving and thriving in an ableist society, while advocating for a more just and accessible future.
This Week On DisLabeled
EPISODE 101: Pilot “The Original Hackers”
Brian’s sudden vision loss makes it nearly impossible for him to get dressed by himself. Seeking help, he meets with Christina Mallon, who has a rare form of A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s disease) called Flail Arm Syndrome. She is on the Board of Directors of Open Style Lab, a nonprofit that teaches and advocates for inclusive design, where hacking clothing is their underlying approach. On his way to meet the Open Style Lab founders, Brian shops with some wheelchair-using friends. He gets a better understanding of the challenges facing the disabled community when it comes to finding clothes that function. More often than not, they have to find “life hacks” to make their clothes work. Brian soon receives a hack of his own!
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