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The Disability Visibility Project (DVP)™ is an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture. The DVP is also a community partnership with StoryCorps, a national oral history organization. One individual, Alice Wong, runs the DVP (with the support of several volunteers).

Our aim is to create disabled media that is….



and cross-platform.

Like a virus invading a host organism, stories by disabled people can alter the structure and very DNA of mainstream media. Transformative culture change from the inside/outside/every direction.

People with disabilities are encouraged to go to StoryCorps (San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago and Mobile Tour) to record their story about the lived experience of disability. You can also use the StoryCorps app and upload your recordings anywhere, anytime. Please go to our How to Participate page for more information and other ways to participate including guest blog posts.

Folks are also welcome to join our Facebook group for links on disability culture and issues curated by the DVP. Go to our Contact page for our social media links.

*The Disability Visibility Project™ does not represent or speak for StoryCorps in any way.

**The usage of the word ‘Visibility’ in the project name is metaphorical. It is not meant to privilege one sensory experience over others.

NOTE: (c) Alice Wong 2016. Disability Visibility Project™ is a trademark of Alice Wong. All rights reserved.


Alice Wong, Founder and Bossypants-of-All-Things/There-Can-Be-Only-One

Asian American woman with long black hair and glasses. Her head is tilted slightly to the left side of the photo. She is wearing a red shirt with bows.

Alice Wong is a San Francisco-based degenerate tv watcher, cat lover, and coffee drinker. She is the Founder and Project Coordinator for the Disability Visibility Project™ (DVP), a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture that started in 2014. Currently partnering with Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan, Alice is an organizer of an online campaign called #CripTheVote encouraging conversations about disability issues during the 2016 Presidential election. She’s also a contributor to The Nerds of Color and Model View Culture.

Alice is Staff Research Associate for the Community Living Policy Center, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and the Administration for Community Living. She is an author of online curricula for home care providers and caregivers for Elsevier’s College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving.

Twitter: @SFdirewolf

Email: DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com

Volunteer, Facebook Group Co-Moderator, Social Media Crew

Heather Watkins

Image of an African-American woman smiling and looking to her left. She has long hair and is wearing a red outfit with pearls.

Heather Watkins, Boston, MA

“I’m a disability advocate, mother, graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Mass Communications and a resident of Boston, Massachusetts. I am currently involved in a community project to increase accessibility to local businesses for people with disabilities and serve on a handful of disability-related boards. I’m also a cane-user, daydreamer, chocolate lover, and believe music and food are medicine. Indulge me while I hold virtual salon and pontificate with grapes and dance from my seat.” Source: https://slowwalkersseemore.wordpress.com/about/

Blog: https://slowwalkersseemore.wordpress.com

Twitter: @hwatkins927

Volunteer, Facebook Group Co-Moderator, Social Media Crew

Denise DiNoto


“I am a speech-language pathologist who puts her clinical expertise and personal history as a woman with a disability to work as an advocate for people of all abilities. A former Rotary Youth Exchange Student, I enjoy traveling to share my vision of inclusion and access with others. Along my journey, I have observed moments of wonder and love which helped shape my belief that everyone can be of service to others, regardless of physical or cognitive strength. Now, I have decided give myself permission to be what I have always wanted to be.” Source: https://deescribesblog.wordpress.com/about/

Blog: https://deescribesblog.wordpress.com

Twitter: @deescribes


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