Telling authentic, accessible stories that empower our community to advocate for disability rights
Rooted in Rights produces videos and social media campaigns exclusively on disability rights issues. The team of filmmakers, writers, designers, and communicators produces videos and write content from locations around the world. Our platforms are for people with disabilities, disability rights advocates, and their allies to learn, connect, and organize for change.
Rooted in Rights is dedicated to making content accessible and creative at the same time. All of our creative content is made with maximum accessibility in mind so that as many of our audience members as possible can engage with the content. Rooted in Rights content is intended to support efforts to defend and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and empowers our audience to create change through online and offline advocacy.
More program updates
December 3, 2019
Rooted in Rights has partnered with Mental Voices Africa to promote international advocacy for those of us with mental health disabilities. This workshop trained these advocates to script, film, and edit their own self-advocacy stories on mobile phones.
November 21, 2019
This fall, Rooted in Rights received three awards in recognition for our groundbreaking storytelling on transportation and access. See what these community organizations are saying about our work!
July 8, 2019
Rooted in Rights launched the #WhyDescribe campaign, releasing a series of videos promoting media accessibility. RiR will continue this work and more this summer, joining colleagues in the disability and organizing communities at Netroots Nation and NCIL’s Annual Conference on Independent Living, and implementing a new CRM and training to advance our infrastructure for digital organizing.
June 20, 2019
Rooted in Rights co-hosted Seattle City Council candidate forums in May of 2019, and also successfully centered disability in local streets and transportation reform in coalition with traditional transit and environmental organizations who have not previously included disability in their work.