About Lens15 Media

What we do

Lens15 Media launched in 2022 with support  from the NJ Civic Information Consortium.  We cover the news with a focus on disability and accessibility. Lens15 produces multimedia reporting, advises on best practices and creates audio description.    
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Why we do it

Over one-billion, or 15%, of all people across the globe have some kind of physical, Sensory or developmental impairment, but media depictions of this population largely reduce these individuals to caricatures that are either helpless or inspirational.
By looking at the news through the lens of disability, we strive to reveal a fuller picture of this community and point toward solutions to barriers that limit social, economic and political inclusion.

Who we work with

Lens15 Media works with news outlets and other content creators to improve disability  coverage and make their productions more accessible. Our mission is to help place more stories for and about people with a disability onto as many print, audio and video platforms as possible.  

Lens15 Media's Founder Jason Strother

Before launching Lens15 Media in 2022, Jason Strother spent 15 years filing stories for US and other international media outlets from Seoul, South Korea another datelines across the globe. His reporting on disability is informed by his own experience having a low vision impairment.
Jason is an adjunct professor at New Jersey’s Montclair State University, where he’s created courses on freelancing overseas as well as how people with disabilities are portrayed in entertainment, journalism and social media. He is also an advisory board member of the National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University. 
Jason's work has been supported by grants from the National Geographic Society, UC Berkeley's 11th Hour Food in Farming Fellowship and he is a US Fulbright Scholar. 
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