Resources for Journalists with Disabilities

The following resources may be useful for journalists with disabilities:

Negotiating Acceptable Accommodations This guide offers tips for new employees on negotiating for reasonable accommodations–like the right assistive technology–with an employer.

Nieman Reports: Obstacles and Opportunities for Journalists with Disabilities Reporter Michelle Hackman explains the obstacles she’s faced as a blind journalist. Hackman offers practical advice from other reporters with disabilities.

SAG-AFTRA Diversity Resources This list from SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) includes organizations that support people with disabilities, media alliances and corporate diversity initiatives.

The Guardian: Challenges Facing Disabled Journalists Article offers statistics on journalists with disabilities looking for work.

The Campaign for Disability Employment  This organization’s site includes toolkits and resources to assist those with disabilities in finding employment. The site also offers guidance on disability hiring for employers.

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism This fellowship aims to create opportunities for journalists to cover mental health and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

U.S. Department of Labor: Disability Resources Federal directory of information for employees with disabilities, including explanation of workplace rights.