Friday, April 19, 2019
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Disabled Geeks: Improve Representation of Disability in Wikis

Calling all geeky crips! Do you have a favorite comic book character with a disability?

Oracle, a white female identified person, is sitting in a wheelchair and she is shaking the hands of a white male identified person who is also  in a  wheelchair.

Do you find wiki posts about disabled comic book characters ableist, inaccurate or devoid of a disability perspective?

If so, we’re looking for you!

Dominick Evans of #FilmDis and Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project are looking for volunteers to update various entries in comic book wikis.

How to participate:

  1. Select a Wiki that has an entry of a comic book character with a disability. Here are a few:
  2. Marvel Comics Wiki
    Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki
    Marvel Universe Wiki
    DC Comics Wiki
    DC Movies Wiki

  3. Update an entry of your favorite character, adding your perspective and interpretation as a disabled person.
  4. Let us know by tweeting us the link of the updated wiki entry: @dominickevans @DisVisibility with the hashtag #FilmDis or email Dominick: geekycripswiki@gmail.com

Don’t know what a wiki is? Check this out: http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/
HAVE FUN!!

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Dominick
Dominick is a director/filmmaker, activist, writer, advocate, FTM transman from the Midwest who lives in New York. Follow his film career and join his weekly Twitter chat on film and disability by following #FilmDis. He received his BFA in Film Production in 2014.