The DVP received a few questions from people about the new StoryCorps app that is now available on the iTunes App store and from Google Play store. If you are interested in using the app, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Yes, you can record your story for the Disability Visibility Project using the StoryCorps app as long as you add the keyword “Disability Visibility Project” before you publish your recording online.
  • If a participant using their StoryCorps app makes recording public (in the settings), it will be searchable on the app by keyword such as “Disability Visibility Project.”
  • All recordings made will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress until the first year after the launch of the app (April 2016). This may change, but it is not definite yet.

To get started, use this helpful guide, 5 Steps to Recording Your StoryCorps App Interview:

For more information about the StoryCorps app:

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for more details on the how the app works and what is involved:

This is a wonderful opportunity to collect even more stories about the disability experience thanks to StoryCorps!


  1. How would this work for someone with a speech impediment? Could we upload captioned video not from a phone? Can it be a group of people with disabilities, like a non-profit?

    1. Hi–thank you so much for your question. I think currently the app only does audio recordings but I highly recommend you contacting StoryCorps and asking them about the future of submitting videos or other forms of visual communication that’s accessible for people with disabilities:

      They also have an online Google form for feedback on the app:

      Thanks again!


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