Disability


A South Asian woman wearing a black jacket and earrings smiles at the camera.
Added 02/04/22 | Location: Delaware | Subjects: ,

Jaipreet Virdi is an assistant professor of history and the co-director of the Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology and Culture at the University of Delaware. She teaches courses on disability histories, the history of medicine, and health activism.

Smiling African-American woman wearing black cat-eye glasses with a butterfly wing detail. She is wearing a green blouse and hot pink lipstick. Her hair is chin length and straight. Although not depicted, she's a power wheelchair user.
Added 07/27/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects: ,

Andraéa LaVant is the president and chief inclusion officer of LaVant Consulting Inc., a communications firm that offers corporate development and content marketing for brands and nonprofits. She’s an expert on disability-inclusive marketing campaigns.

A young East Asian person with glasses and short black hair smiles directly at the camera. They are wearing a dark blue suit and paisley tie, and sitting on a couch in front of an arching bookcase. Photo by Katie Miller.
Added 07/20/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , , ,

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a policy counsel for the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology and director of policy, advocacy and external affairs at the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network. They are a disability justice advocate, writer, attorney and strategist.

An Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smiling at the camera. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography
Added 07/20/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, writer and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community that creates and shares stories focused on disability culture. She writes about media, politics, disability representation and activism.

Added 03/16/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Tim Jin is a disability rights advocate with cerebral palsy. He advocates for improving the accessibility of technology-aided communication for those with speech-related disabilities.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Victor Pineda is a senior research fellow and visiting scholar at the Haas Institute of the University of California, Berkeley.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Elizabeth OuYang is a civil rights attorney and advocate. She is a professor at Columbia University and her areas of expertise include voting, immigration, media accountability, and combating hate crimes and police brutality.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Derrick L. Cogburn is an associate professor at the School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business at American University.

Updated 04/23/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Kathy Martinez is president and CEO of Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit advancing equal rights for people with disabilities.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is executive director of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges and a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.