Rooted in Rights tells authentic, accessible stories to challenge stigma and redefine narratives around disability, mental health, and chronic illness.
As part of Disability Rights Washington, our Seattle-based team of disabled video producers, editors, and digital organizers partner with both local coalitions and national advocacy campaigns to fight for concrete changes for our community.
In control of our storiesIn the spirit of the disability community’s motto, “nothing about us without us,” we believe that disabled people should be the ones writing, producing, shooting, and editing our own stories. Through our storytellers program and storytelling workshops, we train disabled people who are new to video advocacy about how to use video storytelling to push for progress and influence change. We also work with disabled writers to edit and publish their stories on our blog. Through digital organizing, we build community and amplify the messages of disabled storytellers who challenge stigmas and advocate for change. The stories reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily those of Disability Rights Washington.
Accessible creative contentWe are dedicated to making content accessible and creative at the same time. We include captions, audio description, and transcripts in our video content and on social media to ensure access, and we advocate for other creators and digital platforms to prioritize accessible digital spaces.
Funding InformationRooted in Rights is a project of Disability Rights Washington. Disability Rights Washington does NOT accept or respond to requests for services made on the Rooted in Rights or DRW websites, by e-mail, or by any of its social networking platforms. If you are a resident of Washington state and want to request services from DRW, you’ll find detailed information by visiting the requesting services page of the DRW website. If you are a resident of another state or a U.S. territory, you’ll be able to find information about your protection and advocacy entity by visiting the National Disability Rights Network website. The exception for requesting services is that we strongly encourage you to use the DRW website to request publications available from DRW. The Rooted in Rights blog receives a substantial portion of its funding from private sources but the following federal funding partners do on occasion share in the cost of producing this material: he Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities AIDD (2001WAPADD); the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA (20SMP05397); and the Rehabilitation Services Administration RSA (H240A200048). These contents are the sole responsibility of Disability Rights Washington and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA, AIDD or RSA.
Rooted in Rights’ projects are also supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax