Q. What is DisAbility Rights Galaxy?
A. Galaxy provides disability rights content in a variety of ways: articles, videos, discussion boards, etc. The complexity of the content will range from blogging to print journalism to scholarly examinations of issues. The substantive scope of the material will cut across a variety of topics just as the laws affecting people with disabilities are varied and nuanced.
The content should foster conversations on multiple levels, from local to international, so individuals can recognize and craft their place in the larger disability rights movement. Understanding events and opportunities around the country and the world will effect and empower Galaxy visitors to advocate various issues affecting people with disabilities.
Q. Who operates DisAbility Rights Galaxy?
A. DisAbility Rights Galaxy is a public awareness and advocacy project of DisAbility Rights Washington (DRW) based in Seattle, WA, USA. DRW is solely responsible for its operation. More information on DRW can be secured by visiting the DRW website. DRW is a private, non profit entity which receives a substantial portion of its funding from the federal government. DRW is a member of the National DisAbility Rights Network.
Q. How can I become involved with DisAbility Rights Galaxy?
A. It is easy:
- Forward links to related material from other sources
- Encourage others to visit and learn about DisAbility Rights Galaxy
- Comment on posts of others
- Submit your own posts
Q. Who should contribute content to DisAbility Rights Galaxy?
A. People with disabilities, advocates, family members, civil rights activists, law professors, law students, teachers, K-12 students, journalists, photographers, artists, cartoonists, musicians, cinematographers, creative writers, poets, students of journalism, disability studies, communications, history or politics, and anyone else who has an interest.
Q. What kind of content will DisAbility Rights Galaxy feature?
A. Here are some examples:
- News postings
- History lessons, quizzes, and games
- Book, film or music reviews
- Photographs, poetry, art or music
- Letters to the editor
- Public service or event announcements
- Job openings
- Law review articles and/or summaries
- Fact or fiction features
- Cartoons, jokes and photographs with humorous captions
- Online learning opportunity announcements
- Posts describing and linking to useful resources
- Shout outs for exceptional achievements
- Reports on awareness activities
- Advocacy forum questions
- Writings on disability and pop culture
- Other disability rights related material
Q. How can I become a regular content contributor to DisAbility Rights Galaxy?
A. Anyone can comment on a particular post by clicking on “Leave a comment” at the end of the post.However, submitting your own posts and being a regular content contributor is a little more involved. Send (see Galaxy contact information below) your name, e-mail address, a short biography and any links to social networking or web sites that you are associated with and would want Galaxy visitors to know about. Then we’ll contact you with further information.
Q. How can I be sure to receive “the latest” from DisAbility Rights Galaxy?
A. Galaxy uses what is known as RSS technology. RSS stands for “really simple syndication”. If you are interested in being notified when there is an update anywhere on Galaxy, click on the RSS symbol in the upper left hand corner and sign-up. If you just want updates on a particular Galaxy page, click on the smaller RSS symbol above the search box.
Q. How does the “Subscribe” feature differ from the “RSS” feature?
A. By subscribing to Galaxy you will get regular but much less frequent summaries of what is new on Galaxy. There is no cost to the “Subscribe” or “RSS” features.
Q. How do I contact Galaxy?
A. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to put something in the subject line that identifies your interest in Galaxy.