Stories of First Nations peoples living with a disability to highlight the lived experiences of First Nations people with a disability in Australia.
Making Advocacy Accessible
The Making Advocacy Accessible project is a project run by the Commons Library with guidance from People With Disability Australia and the Council for Intellectual Disability. The Commons Library equips people to be active citizens, influence public policy and engage in political structures. Many people experience barriers to being active citizens due to difficulty accessing and understanding advocacy resources.
In this collection you will find Easy Read publications, guides to improving accessibility, and stories of campaigns led by people with disability.
Thank you to the State Trustees of Victoria for funding for this project.
Free, online video courses about disability advocacy, introduction and best practice, from the Disability Advocacy Resources Unit DARU.
Books, videos and podcasts to learn more about Judith “Judy” Heumann. She was a disability rights activist in the United States.
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice is a collection of essays by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha published in 2018. It is an influential text for disability advocates and all people working to overcome systems of oppression.
An online conversation between Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Elliott Fukui on the intersections of disability justice and transformative justice.
Easy Read uses clear language with images so everyone understands. These guides provide information about campaigns and social issues.
Easy Read uses clear language matched with images so everyone understands. These guides introduce advocacy and campaigning.
Introduction This episode features an interview by Commons Librarian Holly Hammond with novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and historian Sarah Schulman. They discuss the nature of effective coalitions, the challenges of accurately documenting social movements, and lessons from campaigns led by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) during the 1980s and 1990s. A participant in […]
Disability rights campaigners chat about how campaigns can be more effective & accessible, history and the importance of rest and fun.
Introduction to thinking about accessibility engagement and events, providing a set of principles and key considerations.
This guide was developed to support activists in making their spaces, events, meetings and communications more accessible, in order to ensure that everyone is welcome and encouraged to join a movement for justice in whatever way they can!
Watch webinar which brought together a panel of activists to share their insights about the campaign to stop Independent Assessments.
Tips, notes and presentation slides from a session at the FWD + Organise 2021 Conference about how to make online spaces more accessible.
Micro-course on making meetings inclusive and accessible for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing & people who are blind or vision impaired.
A crowdsourced list of disability justice resources from Virtual Progress 2020. Includes resources from the Lessons from the Disability Justice Movement plenary and Deconstructing Ableism in Progressive Movements workshop.
A comprehensive list of tools, checklists and websites to improve your website accessibility, e,g, standards, colours, documents, design, images, etc.
Tips on how to make your next social justice event more accessible and inclusive.
Carly Findlay – appearance activist, writer and speaker – reminded us at Progress 2017 that “disability is the forgotten part of diversity,” and it’s time to step up.