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

Tuesday, September 27th marks National Voter Registration Day - a day when volunteers, celebrities, and organizations promote awareness of voter registration opportunities. 

In rapid response to current floods in Louisiana, wild land fires out west, and National Disaster Preparedness Month (September), DisBeat highlights top emergency and disaster solutions to ensure disability inclusivity in every community, nation-wide. These solutions are focused on individuals and communities. 

Over the weekend, Louisiana received over 20 inches of rain resulting in unprecedented statewide flooding. Louisiana’s Governor, John Bel Edwards reported that over 20,000 people were rescued from the flood waters and over 8,000 are currently in shelters. The death toll has risen to seven as more individuals are discovered by authorities. Major interstates are closed across the state.

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