Reimagining disability inclusion and accessibility in the community and in media
“Disability is not a ‘brave struggle’ or ‘courage in the face of adversity’… disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.”
—Neil Marcus, disabled actor, artist, writer and activist
Visions & Voices works with community groups on disability history projects; provides consulting on content development, digital accessibility, and web development; and offers voiceover services for video description and narration. We also advocate for single-payer, universal, and equitable health care. Visions & Voices is powered by Patricia Chadwick.
Media & Disability
Accurate, comprehensive coverage of disability issues and increasing the participation of disabled people in the production of news and information can help alleviate stigma and discrimination, as well as lead to better policy.
Writings from Visions & Voices on how people with disabilities are covered by the media and how they use media to advance their rights, affect policy, and uplift young people with disabilities, both in the United States and internationally.
Disability History Projects
Disability Social History Project
This community history project founded in 1995 by disability activists and archivists Stephen Dias and Patricia Chadwick documents the history of people with disabilities in the US and other countries, focusing on art & culture, politics and events.
Sonoma Developmental Center – Museum Project
The Glen Ellen Historical Society is undertaking a campaign to create an historic district, museum and visitor center on the campus of the Sonoma Developmental Center, which closed in 2018.
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