Since the DVP started in 2014, this has been a labor of love and one that I would like to continue, develop, and broaden.
The Disability Visibility Project receives so much support, time, effort, and labor by people who share their stories stories and engage with us on social media. I hope you see the value of this project. Thank you for considering to donate.
Two Ways To Support the DVP
DVP on Patreon
Patreon is website that allows ongoing funding for creators. You can pick a level of support from $1/month or more. There is no time commitment. You can cancel or adjust your pledge for any reason at any time.
Go to this link for all the details how Patreon works, the DVP’s fundraising goals, and what your donation will cover: https://www.patreon.com/DVP
One-Time Donation via PayPal
If you are uncomfortable giving to the DVP monthly on Patreon and inclined to make a single donation, click on the Donate button below.
*Please note the DVP is NOT a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donations are not tax-deductible. Any funds raised will be spent on activities supporting the DVP and are at my discretion.
How Your Donation Will Help
Your contribution will help the DVP in a number of ways. Here are a few examples of where your donations might go toward with some approximate estimates:
- Annual web hosting and domain fees ($36/year).
- Monthly costs for for Soundcloud Pro ($11.25/month), Canva ($12.95/month) and WordPress business plan ($24.92/month).
- Cloud storage to ensure back-up storage of our oral history archive and other materials ($50/year).
- Transcription of each oral history into text for accessibility (current costs are $50/40-minute transcript with timestamps). We have +100 oral histories and will continue to collect more!
- Pay guest bloggers for their work.
- Flyers, posters, and other publicity materials used for outreach ($100 for poster and flyers printed and shipped per event).
- Hiring of disabled artists, graphic designers, writers, and educators for the development of DVP interviews into teaching guides, comic books, art, curricula, toolkits, and multimedia materials in 2017-18.
- Paid assistants to support the work of the Founder/Project Coordinator in organizing, cataloging, and editing DVP interviews.
- Listening parties–events open to the public where we can all listen to short excerpts of stories from the DVP collection.
- Consultation with the disability community on future directions and ideas for the future.
- Many other exciting ideas!
I am aware of donation fatigue and the privilege, politics, and access issues around giving and receiving. I can assure you that every contribution will be appreciated and used wisely. If you want to know more about the DVP’s activities, feel free to email me: DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com.
In gratitude and solidarity,
Alice Wong, Founder and Project Coordinator