Ableism: What it is and what we can do about it

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People with disability continue to experience significant barriers to social inclusion, equal opportunity in education and employment, discrimination in health and housing, and lack of financial security. This is despite reforms and legislation to protect against these unfair outcomes.

It’s the attitudinal and systemic discrimination that legislation can’t protect against. These are the barriers that people with disability fight against everyday. It’s called ableism.

In this course we’ll look at ableism in Australia, why it happens and what needs to change.

On completing this course, learners will have an understanding of:

  • Ableism in Australia;
  • Where disability prejudice comes from;
  • What ableism looks like in the community, and
  • How to take a stand against ableism.

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