A spirited discussion of #CripTheVote, (an online non-partisan campaign about voting and disability issues), the Disability Visibility Project and media for disabled people. We talk to disability mover and shaker, Alice Wong.
Alice Wong is the founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, a project collecting oral histories of people with disabilities in the United States that is being run in coordination with StoryCorps. Alice Wong also serves as an advisory board member for APIDC, Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California.
Wong was a Presidential appointee to the National Council on Disability an independent federal agency which advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policies, programs, and practices. In 2015, Wong attended the reception at the White House for the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act via telepresence robot. She was the first person to visit the White House and the President by robot presence.
Adrienne Lauby produces and hosts.