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

YO! Disabled & Proud would like to invite youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 18 - 28, to take part in our first ever voting survey specially for and by youth.  

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It’s a safe bet that certain hot-button issues will be addressed in the next round of Democratic and Republican presidential debates this week: unemployment, health care, gun control, the economy.

Gregory Gittrich 

Lester Holt

Andrea Mitchell

NBC News

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NewYork 10112


January 26, 2016


Dear Mr. Gittrich, Mr. Holt & Ms. Mitchell,