Beth Heller has developed an online training course about disability advocacy using media that is open source so advocates around the globe can use it.
This online course will introduce advocates to how to use traditional and online media advocacy techniques to build awareness of disability issues. It will cover the use of social media, videos, websites and blogs for disability advocacy. It includes e-lectures, self-teaching assignments, and all-online readings and other resources.
The list of lessons in the course:
Unit 1: What has happened to traditional news media in the USA?
Unit 2: What was traditional news media advocacy for disability advocates? Part 1
Unit 3: What was traditional news media advocacy for disability advocates? Part 2
Unit 4: The intersection of old/new media in advocacy
Unit 5: Public Service Announcements/Video News Releases
Unit 6: Activism of all kinds reinvigorated by social media
Unit 7: Why disability activists should use social media
Unit 8: Facebook
Unit 9: Twitter
Unit 10: Vlogs & video
Unit 11: Blogging
Unit 12: A word about accessibility
The course can be accesses at this URL: