On August 8th, Mark Andrews presented his interactive multi-sensory adventure, Meet Me At The Mountain to members of the The Virginia State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). The MMATM-Education Project is the first of its kind book & DVD, as it is produced in six formats, inviting persons with all types of special needs to share in the adventure.
The beautifully illustrated children’s book (produced in watercolors by artist/illustrator, Barb Wallace) captures the unique abilities and indomitable spirit of the characters. On the interactive multi-sensory DVD, Dick Harrington and The Troublesome Creek String Band sing the story with a wonderful melody and engaging instrumental music, and Steven Collins brings the characters to life using creative, interactive computer graphics. The DVD also reaches out to deaf and hearing impaired individuals using a visual/interactive sign language format. The DVD also contains definitions to educate the reader about different terms used in the story.
Meet Me At The Mountain celebrates how individuals with differing abilities work together and go to great heights to achieve extraordinary feats. As you accompany Emerald Eagle—the spiritual leader and his six animal friends, Rossi Raccoon—blind, Jean-Claude Jack Rabbit—deaf, Fiona Fox—amputee, Big Max the Moose—multiple sclerosis (MS), Caitlin Cougar—cerebral palsy (CP), and Kodie Bear—spinal cord injury/paraplegic, you will go on an inspiring quest for adventure that changes their lives and most certainly will change yours! The reader will also learn the importance of friendship, courage, teamwork and perseverance in order to overcome life’s many challenges.
Produced in six different formats, this inspirational story will be enjoyed by everyone!
Interactive DVD – Music Version | Interactive DVD – Sign Language Version | Illustrated – Print Version | Standard Braille Version (custom made) | Illustrated Print/Braille Version (custom made) | Recording for Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) National Library
The MMATM-Education Project presentation was well received by all who attended the SRC meeting.
Thank you, Mark, for attending our State Rehabilitation Council meeting yesterday and for presenting your innovative, multi-formatted “Meet Me at the Mountain”. You are a gifted person who has generously shared your talents. We very much appreciate the opportunity to learn about your work and accomplishments with “Meet Me at the Mountain” which highlight individual abilities…When you spend so much time with a project you can easily get the lofty idea of getting published. So, I can appreciate how much satisfaction you have received for your efforts.
We wish you well with all your future endeavors with the hope that we will hear and read much
more about your good work.
Sincerely in behalf of SRC,
The SRC is a group of individuals, most of whom have disabilities, appointed by the Governor to work on behalf of people with disabilities by serving as a source of advice, information, and support for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Rehabilitative Services’ vocational rehabilitation and supported employment programs. The SRC constantly is searching for ways to communicate with DRS consumers, other people with disabilities, and those who support them.
The mission of the Virginia State Rehabilitation Council, in partnership with the Department of Rehabilitative Services, and in collaboration with advocacy groups, consumers and their families, is to ensure quality services for Virginians with disabilities to achieve meaningful employment, self-sufficiency and independence.
Seated: Florence Watt (Chair), Matthew Deans, Celia Yette, Jim Rothrock, Sandra Cook, Toney Lineberry, Charles Downs
Second Row: Kathy Maybee, Karen Gregory-Williams, Cherie Takemoto, Donna Kay Graff, Danny DeBoer, Karen Baugh
Members Not Shown: Charles Benagh, Gregory Coleman, Stephanie Colorado, Shannon McManus Jones, Sarah Liddle, Marianne Moore