Disability Visibility Project

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

The Disability Visibility Project is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying 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 narratives matter and that they belong to us

  • Encourages people with disabilities to go to StoryCorps or use the StoryCorps app and record their oral histories with the option of having them archived at the Library of Congress

  • Creates disabled media from collected 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.


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