The ERC wants your testimonies!

Posted: January 26, 2011

The Equal Rights Center (ERC) is getting ready to launch an exciting new multi-faceted campaign – “What’s Wrong with this Picture?” – which will educate people across the nation on what civil rights mean for people with disabilities, and barriers to look for in accessibility.

The focus of this campaign will be a ‘game’, in which users are shown a picture and are asked to identify the inaccessible feature. Users will also find additional resources on accessibility, an easy to use complaint form, and real testimonials from people with disabilities encountering accessibility barriers in their daily lives.

They are asking for your help in gathering real testimonies. The project will be made stronger through the voices of real people, with various disabilities, who can share their experiences. The testimonies need only be one to two paragraphs, can include a picture or not, and can be submitted with a real name or anonymously. They would also love to share on our site any video which you think would be appropriate – of personal testimony, or of civil rights issues in general for persons with disabilities.

Please submit your testimonies of barriers to accessibility, or stories of reasonable accommodations or modifications, by January 31 2011, to Robyn M. Powell, Disability Rights Program Manager, ERC, (202) 370-3210