Spring has sprung and the Disability Visibility Project wants your story! Are you a professional with a disability who has noticed the positive changes of the Americans with Disabilities Act, yet realizes there is still work to be done to meet the objectives of the law? Are you a student with a disability who has something to say about how society looks upon people with disabilities? Are you a person with a disability who has the support of an organization or government service that allows you to live a full, independent life? Are you a person with a disability, but have never really thought of yourself as “disabled”, but you realize that there are things like full access to public transportation that allow you to live the life style you choose?
We hope you are willing to discuss challenges you have faced and tell your individual story of success. You and a person of your choice can reserve a spot to tell your story. The person accompanying you will act as the person conducting the interview and, in general help keep the conversation flowing. You and your story are the focus of this conversation. Your story will be archived in the Library of Congress. What you have to say is important!
We are delighted that the great people at StoryCorps in Chicago (located at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602) will reserve two days, April 11 and May 7 for people with disabilities from the Chicago region to tell their story.
Disability Visibility Project Day at StoryCorps Chicago will take place on:
Saturday, April 11: 10 am-4 pm
Thursday, May 7: 1 pm-7 pm
Each day will have six appointments available. Please email Alice Wong, if you are interested and she will send you a reservation link for these appointments only:
First come, first serve. Availability not guaranteed. You are also welcome to make a general reservation if those dates don’t work for you (see link below).
The Disability Visibility Project is a yearlong grassroots campaign to document the stories of people with disabilities in celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2015.
In partnership with StoryCorps, the national oral history organization, Disability Visibility Project encourages people to record and archive their unique and powerful stories at StoryCorps’ recording studios in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and in StoryCorps’ mobile recording booth that travels from city to city throughout the United States.
Frequently Asked Questions: http://storycorps.org/about/faqs/
For more information (location, hours) about StoryCorps Chicago: http://storycorps.org/chicago/
For general questions and about accessibility or alternate formats: http://storycorps.org/contact/
The Disability Visibility Project is proud to partner with ADA 25 Chicago in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, go to www.ada25chicago.org