Disability Visibility Project: A Community Partnership with StoryCorps
Recording disability history, one story at a time.
July 2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of the passage of the landmark legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Disability Visibility Project’s purpose is to collect stories from Americans with disabilities and have them archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Starting July 2014 to July 2015, anyone going to one of StoryCorps’ three locations can contribute their oral history in celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the ADA. By tagging their interview as part of the Disability Visibility Project, they will become part of a collection of stories from the disability community. Having these stories recorded and available to the public will preserve disability history, making them accessible to all.
What is StoryCorps?
The Disability Visibility project, a grassroots campaign to participate in this project is a community partnership with StoryCorps which is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. StoryCorps partners with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and with National Public Radio with whom they have a weekly broadcast every Friday on Morning Edition.
StoryCorps will record your stories in San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta from July 2014 to December 2014. Go to their website to find out more details and how you might participate.