DVP | RAISING | Disability Visibility Project | since 2014

[Edited extract from public address]

An online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture.

The Disability Visibility Project (DVP) is also a community partnership with StoryCorps, a national oral history organization. Our aim is to create disabled media that is intersectional, multi-modal, and accessible.

What does the DVP do?
  • Believes that disabled narratives matter and that they belong to us
  • Encourages people with disabilities to go to StoryCorps or use the StoryCorps app and record their oral histories with the option of having them archived at the Library of Congress
  • Creates disabled media from those oral histories in the form of tweets, podcast episodes, radio stories, audio clips, images, blog posts, etc.
  • Publishes original essays, reports, and blog posts about ableism, intersectionality, culture, media, and politics from the perspective of disabled people
  • Provides online spaces for people to share and connect
  • Hosts and organizes Twitter chats about disability culture and issues
  • Moderates a Facebook group, fostering conversation and sharing the latest news of interest to the disability community
  • Champions disability culture and history
  • Organizes and facilitates events, gives presentations, participates on panels
  • Supports and amplifies the work of other disabled people and organizations in the community using social media
  • Partners with other activists and organizations in various campaigns such as #CripTheVote and DisabledWriters.com
  • Consults with organizations and companies
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