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

Candidate Positions on Disability

NDLA Disability Vote Blog

Impressions from Disabled Americans After the State of the Union:

1) Ted Jackson 

Community Organizing Director at California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

DisBeat is pleased to announce that it has officially named the The Top 10 Moments for Americans with Disabilities: 2015.

After combing through the suggestions of hundreds of national and local thought leaders, allies of disability rights movement, DisBeat has selected what it believes to be the most significant news moments in the year 2015.