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About

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.

Our aim is to create disabled media that is….

intersectional,

multi-modal,

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 out.

We create our own content, but systemic change ain’t bad either.

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.



Bio

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The Disability Visibility Project™ is staffed by one individual, Alice Wong, Founder and Project Coordinator (with the support of several volunteers).

Alice Wong, MS, is a Staff Research Associate at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF. Alice works on various research projects for the Community Living Policy Center, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. She is an author of online curricula for home care providers and caregivers for Elsevier’s College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving. Alice is also an Advisory Board member of APIDC (Asian Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California) and served as a Presidential appointee to the National Council on Disability (2013- 2015), an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policy.

Twitter: @SFdirewolf


Volunteer, Facebook Group Co-Moderator, Social Media Crew

Heather Watkins

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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

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“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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