2016 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award Recipient
Founder and Project Coordinator, Disability Visibility Project
Alice Wong is a Staff Research Associate and part of the research team for the Community Living Policy Center (CLPC), a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research and the Administration for Community Living.
In 2014, Ms. Wong launched the Disability Visibility Project (DVP), an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture. In partnership with StoryCorps, a national oral history non-profit dedicated to recording the stories of all Americans, the DVP allows people to tell their stories on their own terms with StoryCorps archiving them for posterity. The DVP aims to collect the diverse voices of people in the disability community and preserve their history for all, especially underrepresented groups.