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Oral Histories with the StoryCorps app

StoryCorps App

The Disability Visibility Project® received a few questions from people about the 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:

  • When you upload your story with your phone or computer, remember to add “Disability Visibility Project.” Also, go to section #7, “Add your interview to a community.” Select Disability Visibility Project from the list of communities. This will allow us to find your story with others recorded for the DVP.

Screen grab from the website when a person is about to upload a recording and is at step #7: Add your interview to a community. Select from the list below to add this interview to one of your communities. There is a text box for someone to enter the name of a community and entered in this box is the following: Disability Visibility Project with a button below that says Upload and Share



  • PLEASE NOTE: The DVP may produce short blog posts and audio clips from  stories you submit to this community on the StoryCorps app.
  • For more about the communities (in beta) in the StoryCorps app:

Check out the stories on StoryCorps’ app for the DVP for some examples

Image description of two entries to the for the Disability Visibility Project: One is by Aria Tonini December 7, 2015, A Glimpse into the Mind of Someone with Dyslexia Keywords: disabilities Disability Visibility Project Dyslexia learning disability Students with exceptionalities Maine University of Southern Maine. The second one is by Jeanette Spalding, July 21, 2015, At the Corner of Winter and Washington Keywords: ADA 25 ADA25 Assistive Technology blind Disability Visibility Project physical disabilities Wheelchair Boston MA Boston Police Department


For more information about the StoryCorps app

Accessibility and the DVP

If you use a sign language interpreter or facilitator when you recorded your story with the StoryCorps app, the DVP has limited funds to reimburse for those services. Details here:

Questions About the DVP?


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

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