First of all, an apology.
If there is a disability resource that you didn’t find here, especially something that you put together, let me know so I can add it.
(and if I added you in and you don’t want to be here… no problem, just let me know).
My goal is to be the place to find everything and anything you need about the world of disability and the disability community… hopefully with a bit of structure and context so you can pull it all together (for information on the Disability Media Wire business)
It started with a podcast
When I began working on my podcast, Disability Democracy (alas, on a break right now), I started looking for other podcasts on disability policy and politics. I found The Disability Visibility Podcast (of course), but, if you go to podcast search engines, there isn’t a category for Disability.
It actually took a lot of work to find Disability Podcasts (not to mention special education and other Disability and Disability community topics).
So, why not create a Disability Podcast Directory?
… and off I went down a rabbit hole.
There are tons of amazing disability resources, but they are scattered all over the Internet and often hard to find or find connections between articles and resources.
Even when I ask a question to someone who is “in the know” from #DisabilityTwitter or even talking to friends (we still can do that, right?), it isn’t surprising that they don’t have a good answer… or even a good person to ask.
As a parent of a disabled child, one of my biggest struggles is getting good answers (or even good questions)… and then, once I’ve found something… great… but that leaves you in the same boat I was in.
Starting over … looking
Heck, I’ve gotten great help on Twitter and even on Facebook (back when I was on Facebook), but that answer disappears into my historical feed. Hopefully, I’ll remember it… but you are STILL stuck where I was.
Thus, Disability News Wire was born.
There are a number of amazing disabled voices out there and great stories from people in the disabled community. But, it feels like they are hard to find.
If I can find a good question or answer or resource, I’ll share it here.I hope you’ll do the same. If someone else has solved a problem, even better, I’ll link to it so you can find it more easily.
And if the story or resource doesn’t exist, let’s find a way to make it happen.
I’m here to serve you.