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Kaleb commented on Make Inclusive Design Playful!

Sorry for the delay in response, my life is currently a bit hectic with everything I have going on. But I have a very straight forward answer to your question. There was little to no learning needed. I have respect for most people until that respect is lost and with that respect comes the fact that we are ALL human no matter what "inconveniences" we have mentally or physically, and I truly believe that we as a human race NEED to treat everyone with respect and equality. Without those things society will crumble. I personally believe that there needs to be more happiness and equality in our world.

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Kaleb commented on Make Inclusive Design Playful!

Hello, I’m Kaleb Swenson and I am the one responsible for creating the SPARK PSA and the SPARK infographic. I am currently a senior at University High School and I am in many classes based on Video production and Graphic arts/design. I believe that I am fairly advanced for someone my age, 17, and still in school. I am the current president of Viable Vision, our schools Video media production club. We are in charge of a few things, such as the Titan News Network(TNN), This Week In High School Sports(TWIHSS), and Video Yearbook are the main few. TNN is an informative news show that we, Viable Vision, put out every wednesday for the school to watch and learn about what's going on in and around our school. TWIHSS is a short sports segment that we send to Fox News to air at 10:35 p.m. on thursdays. The third is Video Yearbook or VYB. It is a 30 minute long video that is like your normal yearbook except there are moving images instead of pictures. Within my time here I have Produced, edited, filmed, and directed quite a few productions throughout my years here in Viable Vision. The reason why I created the SPARK PSA was due to a language arts class called 21st Century Literacy. Within this class we have had to tell many stories and have been given the opportunity to use whichever median that we feel most comfortable with. My medians were obviously Video production and Graphic arts. The first unit that we worked on was “current controversies”. This was when I created the PSA. The reasoning was that the word for this amazing program needed to be put out and there was truly no better time to do so than during that project. I thought that this program was a chance for many kids to get involved in a way that could be nice and “helpful” not just to others but to themselves as well, instead of just doing something to do something why not do something to see something great come from it. Just the shear outreach that this program has to build and strengthen bonds within such an amazing environment and community was amazing to me, and it was my belief that it needed to be shared. There was a sense of greatness that could only come from an opportunity given the way that the SPARK program gives. Being able to have that integration with dignity is something that I believe that everyone needs to take part of at least once in their life and what better time than the present. I believe that this project can further create that integration, and make it a day to day ability of allowing others specifically the younger ones to be able to have fun in a nice environment and atmosphere. I do hope believe that this project can do amazing things and help build a larger bond within us at the base level of being human together, despite any difference.