I have just one thing to say about Alice Wong's gift to the
Register online to record your story then walk, roll or hitch a ride over to the nearest StoryCorps recording booth.
If you have a
disability, tell your story. If you are family, friend, coworker or ally of
someone with a disability think about participating too. The StoryCorps model is
based on the simple observation that telling a story in conversation can be a
very moving experience for those who hear it. In this case it will become part
of the archive of a generation's experience of the past 25 years of the
Americans with Disabilities Act - the
What is involved? I'll let
Some people asked whether they have to talk about the
ADAor not and my answer is it's completely optional. The Disability Visibility Project is using the ADAas a springboard to have people with disabilities reflect about their past, present and future. Everyone has an interesting story to tell. It can be about your passions and hobbies, your personal life as a sibling, parent or spouse or something about the work you do. Much of it might depend on your interview partner and what you two share together when it comes to the disability experience. People don't have to talk about activism, disability rights or legislation like the ADAor section 504 of the Rehab Act but they could if those topics are important to them.