The Disability Visibility Project (DVP)® is an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media 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 accessible.
What does the DVP do?
- Believes that disabled lives are valuable and our narratives belong to us
- Encourages people with disabilities to go to StoryCorps or use the StoryCorps app and record their oral histories that will be archived at the Library of Congress
- Creates disabled media from those oral histories in the form of tweets, podcast episodes, radio stories, audio clips, images, blog posts, etc.
- Publishes original essays, reports, and blog posts about ableism, intersectionality, culture, media, and politics from the perspective of disabled people
- Provides online spaces for people to share and connect
- Hosts and organizes Twitter chats about disability culture and issues
- Moderates a Facebook group, fostering conversation and sharing the latest news of interest to the disability community
- Champions disability culture and history
- Organizes and facilitates events, gives presentations, participates on panels
- Supports and amplifies the work of other disabled people and organizations in the community using social media
- Partners with other activists and organizations in various campaigns such as #CripTheVote and DisabledWriters.com
- Consults with organizations and companies
NOTE: The Disability Visibility Project® does not represent or speak for StoryCorps in any way. The DVP did not create the #CripTheVote campaign but is a co-partner in that movement. Also: the usage of the word ‘Visibility’ in the project name is metaphorical. It is not meant to privilege one sensory experience over others.
Disability Visibility Project® is a trademark of Alice Wong. All rights reserved. (c) Alice Wong 2016.
Source: About – Disability Visibility Project