Patricia Chadwick – CV

Project management, and web/content development and communications professional with over 10 years of experience creating and maintaining web sites and producing communications materials for nonprofits. I maintain a calm, friendly, and respective manner with my co-workers and work well with people from all walks of life.

“Patricia Chadwick is a top talent of creative Internet work, from websites to social media. With years of dedication to important public policy issues, Patricia is totally reliable, ethical, proactive, professional, consistent, and makes the experience user-friendly for the rest of us. Patricia is also as comfortable working on an issue in Nairobi or Bangkok as she is one in San Francisco or Washington, D.C.” —Anthony Garrett, Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategic Development, Internews

Technical Skills

  • Web site design, development, and management in WordPress and Drupal
  • Web content writing and editing (see writings)
  • Social media outreach and marketing
  • Digital audio and video production
  • Graphics production using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator
  • Email crafting and distribution using MyEmma and MailChimp
  • Web accessibility, video captioning and audio describing
  • Voiceover for audio books and narration for video

Other Skills

  • Project management
  • Excellent communication
  • Excellent needs assessment
  • Adept at problem solving and troubleshooting      
  • Grant and proposal writing

Work Experience

Member of the Planning Committee to Establish a National Museum of Disability History & Culture – Current

Assisting with communications, website and other planning to establish a museum as part of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC that would preserve and present the rich history of people with disabilities, disability policy, civil rights and justice in the United States.

Freelance Website Developer and Designer – Current

Develop and design websites for small nonprofits with a focus on accessibility and security. Most recent websites include:

Project Director, Disability Social History Project – Current

Designed and developed the DSHP web site and currently update content. Fundraised and managed projects for DSHP including the Living History Project ($25,000 grant), that conducted workshops in disability history for independent living centers in California.

Communications & Web Development Specialist, Internews – 2000 – 2021

Developed, designed and produced content for the WordPress (previously Drupal) web site for Internews, an international nonprofit media development organization. Activities included content development, image processing, and production of multimedia content for the web site. Promoted web site content through social media and email. Designed and developed email communications to send to Internews’ subscribers. Produce printed flyers on Internews projects. Participated in strategic planning for the communications department. Wrote articles on our projects and other media issues (with a particular focus on disability). Designed and managed web projects for program teams. Assisted with proposal writing related to media and disability issues. Developed materials and training for complying with accessibility standards.

Accessibility Tester (Website & Housing), Equal Rights Center, Washington, DC – 2018-2019 (part-time)

With a disabled partner, assessed the physical accessibility of new apartment buildings and the digital accessibility of commercial websites.


  • DC History Conference: The History of Disability Rights in Washington, DC, 2023
  • Smithsonian conference on disability history, 1999
  • National Archivists Convention, presentation on disability history archives, 1999
  • Annual Society for Disability Studies Conference, Media Portrayals of People with Disabilities, 1996

Selected Productions


  • Eli Clare, writer, poet, speaker, activist, 2023
  • Corbett O’Toole, Queer Disabled Elder, 2022
  • DC Poor People’s Campaign
  • Empower DC – Racial Equity Initiative
  • Disabled Women on the Web

Video (these were produced with limited resources and source material)


  • Access Radio – radio series on disability issues
  • Rancho Cucamonga Oral History Project
  • Oral history project for the Native American Friendship House in Oakland

Education & Training

  • PDF Accessibility Certificate – LinkedIn Learning
  • Video Accessibility Certificate – 3PlayMedia
  • MA, Radio and Television, San Francisco State University
  • BA, Health Science, San Francisco State University
  • Adobe Premiere, RoundPeg, San Francisco, CA
  • Radio Production – Western Public Radio

Volunteer Work

  • Food distribution and sorting at River City Food Bank
  • National Nurses United and Healthcare Now – Medicare for All and CalCare advocate (Sacramento)
  • Empower DC – served on their racial equity committee
  • DC Health Alliance – working to get health equity for African Americans
  • DC Poor People’s Campaign – coordinating committee member
  • Helped found Coastal Grove Charter School in Arcata, CA and served on the board from 2001-2014


  • English – Fluent
  • ASL, Mandarin, and Spanish – conversant