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Disability and accessibility on Tuesday's Access Utah

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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.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.