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

If people with disabilities vote in the November election at the same rate as the non-disabled, there will be 3 million more disabled people casting votes. To reach that goal in this critically important election year, the Disability Community has been working diligently for a number of months on GET OUT THE VOTE (GOTV) activities prior to National Voter Registration Day on September 27.

Orange County Register

September 11, 2016

by Peter Larsen