People with disability are really active in the online community, chatting about the challenges to access and inclusion imposed on them by their communities.
We want you to get in on the action by looking at your community in new ways, keeping an eye out for things which are accessible and inclusive (as well as inaccessible and exclusive!) You can find about more about access and inclusion on our page of suggestions, Is your community accessible?
You can post photos, video and text through our Share your experience form. To get you started, here are some great pieces of writing on the topic:
- Disability is not a cute little joke, Stella Young
“Perhaps one of these days we’ll get through a week without a media commentator revealing their ableism. Unfortunately, that week is not this one.”
- There is no x-factor in patronising judgement, Stella Young
“I am the first to admit that when it comes to disability on television, I’m a huge cynic.”
- Build the access bridge so we can get over it, Tom Bridge
“We can’t expect people with disabilities to participate equally in society until our infrastructure allows it.”
“In order to achieve social change for people with disability, non-disabled people are going to have to step up and be a critical part of the journey.”
- Will disability win you an Oscar? You bet!, Todd Winther
“Playing a character with a disability is a sure-fire way to score yourself an Oscar.”
- An inaccessible website: don’t just suck it up, Sarah Pulis from Media Access Australia
“Speaking up about inaccessibility on the web is the only way to change it, Sarah Pulis from Media Access Australia.”
- Social media helps find work (and delivers cheap pizza), Scott Hollier
“Making social networking accessible to people with disability doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated.