Proyecto Visión is looking for reporters with first person experience with disability in ethnically diverse communities. Reporters are needed to write articles about disabled youth from Latino and other underserved populations in the U.S.
· success stories of finding jobs, advancing careers, getting
an education, or becoming community leaders
· experiences and challenges in obtaining education,
training, assistive technology, independent living services, or employment
· Latino and other community organizations representing
diverse populations reaching out to serve youth with disabilites
· disability organizations reaching out to serve youth in
· analyses of the situations of youth with disabilities in
urban and rural areas with high concentrations of ethnically diverse people
· interpretation of how new government programs, benefits, initiatives or legislation impact youth with disabilities from diverse communities
Reporters will be expected to use a variety of resources and methods to obtain information including conducting interviews and surveys, attending meetings, networking, and using local or Web-based libraries and information centers. Articles will be short, practical, and may be submitted in English or Spanish.
Go to www.proyectovision.net/english/news to see sample articles. Reporters will be compensated for their work on a per-article basis.
To apply, send a resume describing yourself and your skills, and a one-page article you have written about young people with disabilities to Gabriel Many at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through March 1st, 2010.
Proyecto Visión is a project of the World Institute on Disability. The freelance writer project is made possible by a Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher Reeve Foundation.