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Abilities Zone With Paul Amadeus Lane

  • Episode 3: World-Famous Rollettes Dancers Share their Journeys

    18 JUN 2024 · The Rollettes, Abilities Expo fan faves, are in the Zone with Paul Amadeus Lane! Dance Captain Conner Lundius and Dancer Joci Scott share their personal stories from injury, to coming to grips with a future on wheels to how they found their way back to dance. The Rollettes’ mission is clear: to empower woman and girls with disabilities to live boundlessly through dance. They do that through their annual Rollettes Experience each summer, through their outreach and, of course, through their long-awaited comeback to Abilities Expo Chicago on About the Host, Paul Amadeus Lane Abilities Expo ambassador, TV & radio personality and disability advocate Paul Amadeus Lane has leveraged his considerable media experience to host the Abilities Zone. Former Bureau Chief of both ABC News Radio, KMET 1490-AM and NBC News Radio, KCAA 1050-AM, Paul is a self-proclaimed tech junkie and also hosts the TECH ZONE and Entertainment Zone podcasts. As an accessibility consultant, he was instrumental in helping PlayStation create its Access Controller to level the playing field for disabled gamers. If you don’t see him on the red carpet interviewing celebrities, you’ll find him speaking at CES, E3, the TechConneXt Summit and more.
    Played 35m 13s
  • Episode 2: Quad Racecar Driver Torsten Gross Blows Past Barriers

    30 APR 2024 · Meet Torsten Gross, a C6 quadriplegic who discovered his need for speed after the 36th traffic ticket and a racing experience day at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. Now he competes against non-disabled drivers in his 981 Cayman retrofitted with hand controls. In order to share his passion for motorsports, Torsten launched the Just Hands Foundation, an organization that gives anyone who uses hand controls to drive the opportunity to get onto a track with an instructor. And…spoiler alert…his new TV Show Just Hands: For the Love Of Racing—which follows his racing adventures—comes out in June. Don’t miss your chance to hear about his epic journey. About the Host, Paul Amadeus Lane Abilities Expo ambassador, TV & radio personality and disability advocate Paul Amadeus Lane has leveraged his considerable media experience to host the Abilities Zone. Former Bureau Chief of both ABC News Radio, KMET 1490-AM and NBC News Radio, KCAA 1050-AM, Paul is a self-proclaimed tech junkie and also hosts the TECH ZONE and Entertainment Zone podcasts. As an accessibility consultant, he was instrumental in helping PlayStation create its Access Controller to level the playing field for disabled gamers. If you don’t see him on the red carpet interviewing celebrities, you’ll find him speaking at CES, E3, the TechConneXt Summit and more.
    Played 31m 39s
  • Episode 1: Meet Jennifer Kumiyama, a star of Disney’s hit film Wish

    16 FEB 2024 · Singer. Actor. Disability advocate. Ms. Wheelchair California. Accessibility Coordinator for the City of Long Beach. And for Jennifer Kumiyama’s latest triumph…she is the voice of Dahlia in Disney’s hit animated film, Wish. Her story is one of perseverance, self-advocacy and belief in herself as she relentlessly chases her dreams. But she is not only pursuing her own passions, she is also paving the way for others with disabilities to succeed. As she says, “I don’t want to just be the first. I want to be the first of many.” Reach out to Jennifer directly on Instagram at @kumirocks. About the Host, Paul Amadeus LaneAbilities Expo ambassador, TV & radio personality and disability advocate Paul Amadeus Lane has leveraged his considerable media experience to host the Abilities Zone. Former Bureau Chief of both ABC News Radio, KMET 1490-AM and NBC News Radio, KCAA 1050-AM, Paul is a self-proclaimed tech junkie and also hosts the TECH ZONE and Entertainment Zone podcasts. As an accessibility consultant, he was instrumental in helping PlayStation create its Access Controller to level the playing field for disabled gamers. If you don’t see him on the red carpet interviewing celebrities, you’ll find him speaking at CES, E3, the TechConneXt Summit and more.
    Played 34m 30s

I’m Paul Amadeus Lane and I am thrilled to be your host for the Abilities Zone podcast. Come and get a front row seat for the stories and experiences of...

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I’m Paul Amadeus Lane and I am thrilled to be your host for the Abilities Zone podcast. Come and get a front row seat for the stories and experiences of my guests, all dynamic personalities from our vibrant disability community. You can’t help but feel empowered by the resilience, strength and triumphs of these exceptional voices as they contribute to a more inclusive narrative.

Tune in to Abilities Zone on Abilities.com, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Fire TV or wherever you enjoy podcasts.
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