Disability and accessibility on Tuesday's Access Utah

Nov 2, 2021

Graphic with a background of overlapping triangles in bright colors with text: Available now! In the middle is an image of a book titled ‘Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century Edited by Alice Wong’ the book cover has overlapping triangles in a variety of bright colors with black text overlaying them and an off-white background. Book cover by Madeline Partner.
Credit Disability Visibility Project

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture.

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant based in San Francisco, California. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. She has compiled a book called Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century. And she will be headlining virtual events at Utah State University this week.

Ahead of those events we’ll talk with Kelie Hess, a Project Coordinator at USU IDRPP; Licensed Social Worker and USU Masters Student Brittany Cox; Chris Gonzalez, Director of the USU Latinx Cultural Center.