What is The Disability Visibility Project (DVP)?
The Disability Visibility Project (DVP) is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. It was founded by Alice Wong in 2014.
The DVP aims to:
- Increase the visibility of disabled people and their stories in the media and in society.
- Challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about disability.
- Promote the diversity of the disability community.
- Empower disabled people to share their stories and to be leaders in their own lives.
The DVP does this through a variety of channels, including:
- A blog that features essays, interviews, and other stories by disabled people.
- A podcast that features conversations with disabled people about their lives and work.
- A social media presence that amplifies the voices of disabled people.
- A partnership with StoryCorps, an oral history organization, to collect and preserve the stories of disabled people.
- An annual conference that brings together disabled people and allies to celebrate disability culture and to discuss issues affecting the disability community.