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.

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Featured DisBeat Issues

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, an estimated 45,000 people with disabilities and their allies participated in the Women's March on Washington. This represents the largest gathering of people with disabilities in history! On top of that, thousands more participated in sister marches across the country and throughout the world. This was in part due to the work of the Women's March on Washington - Disability Caucus 

For more coverage of disability involvement in the Women's March:

#WhyWeMarch

Ed Roberts is considered to be "the Father of the Indepedent Living Movement." And his birthday is today: Monday, January 23, 2017. 

And guess what?

September 1, 2016

by Aaron Broverman

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