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Award-winning activist Alice Wong created the Disability Visibility Project (DVP) to uplift narratives from "the perspective of disabled people." DVP's diverse voices and media forms (including oral histories, blog posts, and podcast episodes) stood out as accessible, engaging, and exemplary sources of stories and information. Since we featured this resource in June, DVP has continued to add to its wealth of offerings, including timely podcasts episodes (covering "Coronavirus and Caregiving" and "Coronavirus and Disaster Planning") and grant opportunities for disabled writers. Founded in 2014 by disability rights activist Alice Wong, a medical sociologist by training, the Disability Visibility Project is "a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture." Visitors to this project will find excerpts from dozens of oral history interviews discussing different aspects of the lives and everyday experiences of people with disabilities. These interviews are organized alphabetically by the interviewees' last name and each includes a text transcript. Most of the interviews were recorded between 2014 and 2016, though a few have been added since then. This project also includes numerous blog posts and essays exploring issues such as stereotypes and representation in entertainment media, as well as written interviews with authors, artists, and activists who are active in the disability community. Additionally, the Disability Visibility Project has a podcast hosted by Alice Wong with more than 75 episodes available as of this write-up.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2020/0529
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Date of Scout Publication
May 29th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
June 25th, 2019 at 9:56am
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