Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Employment: Ethnically Diverse Writers w/Disabilities Wanted

Freelance Opportunities for Writers with Disabilities from Ethnically
Diverse Backgrounds in the U.S.

Proyecto Visión is looking for reporters with first person experience with
disability in ethnically diverse communities.

Reporters are needed to write articles about disabled youth from Latino
and other underserved populations in the U.S. documenting:

* success stories of finding jobs, advancing careers, getting an
education, or becoming community leaders
* experiences and challenges in obtaining education, training, assistive
technology, independent living services, or employment
* Latino and other community organizations representing diverse
populations reaching out to serve youth with disabilities
* disability organizations reaching out to serve youth in underserved
* analyses of the situations of youth with disabilities in urban and rural
areas with high concentrations of ethnically diverse people
* interpretation of how new government programs, benefits, initiatives or
legislation impact youth with disabilities from diverse communities

Reporters will be expected to use a variety of resources and methods to
obtain information including conducting interviews and surveys, attending
meetings, networking, and using local or Web-based libraries and
information centers. Articles will be short, practical, and may be
submitted in English or Spanish.

Go to to see sample articles.
Reporters will be compensated for their work on a per-article basis.

To apply, send a resume describing yourself and your skills, and a
one-page article you have written about young people with disabilities to
Gabriel Many at Applications will be accepted through
February 1st, 2010.

Proyecto Visión is a project of the World Institute on Disability. The
freelance writer project is made possible by a Quality of Life Grant from
the Christopher Reeve Foundation.

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