Disability Visibility: Collecting Oral Histories from Americans with Disabilities
The Disability Visibility Project is a year-long grassroots campaign encouraging people with disabilities to record their stories in celebration of the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2015.
In partnership with Disability Visibility Project, StoryCorps in San Francisco will give residents the opportunity to record and archive their unique and powerful stories at StoryCorps’ recording studio on the sixth floor of the San Francisco Main Library. StoryCorps interviews are conducted between two people who know and care about each other. A trained facilitator guides the participants through the interview process. At the end of each 40-minute recording session, participants receive a copy of their interview. With their permission, a second copy is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
How to Participate
Participants are encouraged to make reservations online with StoryCorps and mention the Disability Visibility Project in the “NOTES” section of the online form so their story will be tagged for this project. Check the StoryCorps’ website for more information on how to participate: https://storycorps.org/reservations/