Politics, the economy, sexuality, healthcare, natural disasters, race relations - every day there are breaking news and media images on these and other issues. Such stories and images have a powerful impact on all of us, but they seldom discuss or articulate the experiences and perspectives of people with disabilities. Learn more about what DisBeat is here.

DisBeat is a national communications initiative. Our purpose is to:

  1. Convene issue leaders, subject-matter experts, and other stakeholders to form responses; 
  2. Develop and help impleent communication strategies.
  3. Serve as a trusted source for reporters, journalists, writers, and screenwriters.
  4. Expand, frame, and reframe the way disability is discussed.
  5. Provide, curate, and create fact sheets, talking points, resources, white papers, etc.

Featured DisBeat Issues


Featured DisBeat Issues

May 31, 2016

by Jennifer Baker

While the numbers are already in and counting for this weekend’s box office, next weekend’s tally for the controversial and contested Me Before You may be affected by ongoing protests.

May 29, 2016

by Janine Bertram

Lights, camera and a stale theme with a deadly twist sum up "Me Before You", book and movie.  This plot has the potential of danger for people with disabilities so we are taking a detour from Road to Freedom Bus Tour news to write about it.

A Medium Corporation

May 29, 2016

by David Bekhour

Note: This piece contains spoilers about the film Me Before You.