Thursday, October 8, 2015
Feel the music, and enter to win an iPad Mini 4
Music has been a game changer for Max—he learned to sing some words before he could speak them. It inspires him and makes him happy, just as it does for a whole lot of people. And now comes a new social project, Feel The Music, designed to expand musical access to the deaf and hard of hearing community, helping them celebrate, participate and share in their love of music.
The campaign is sponsored by AT&T, along with this post; they've partnered with D-PAN (Deaf Professional Arts Network) to create a contest. Award-winning film director Jules Dameron, who happens to be deaf, created an American Sign Language music video for the hit song Different Colors by the group Walk The Moon. The lyrics are so compelling; my favorite is this line, which speaks to this mom of a kid with special needs: "Different colors, we carry each other, we're just different colors."
The contest involves making a video with your own ASL interpretation of the song, up to six minutes long, and uploading it to the site. The grand prize: A trip for two to a Walk The Moon concert and VIP experience in December, exact dates and location to be announced. (Approximate retail value: $2560.) Each video can only have two people max, and participants must be at least 18 years of age (check out acceptable video formats and the official rules here). A committee will choose four finalists, then the public will vote on the winning video. The contest is open now through November 29, 2015 at 11:59 ET. Learn more about the campaign at this AT&T newsroom story or at Feel The Music.
ENTER TO WIN AN IPAD MINI 4!
AT&T knows just what a game-changer tech has been for individuals of all abilities; it's created accessible built-in features on their smartphones and tablets, including adjustable font and magnification and closed captioning on video playback. They also offer the Text Accessibility Plan for people with a speech disability and/or hearing loss (check out att.com/accessibility for more info).
AT&T is giving away one Apple iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi 16GB in Space Gray, one Incipio Black Lexington Folio with retina display for an iPad mini, plus an AT&T t-shirt (value: $451.95).
To enter, leave a comment below about how you (and/or your child) might use an iPad mini; you must do this for entry. You'll also need to fill out your contact information privately on the Rafflecopter form. (Bonus entries are available, too!)
This giveaway is open from today through October 29, 2015, at 12:00 a.m. ET, to legal residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who are 18 years and older.
The winner will be announced here. See Rafflecopter "Terms and Conditions" for the full rules.
This post is sponsored by AT&T; we will be receiving an iPad mini, Incipio case and AT&T t-shirt.
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