Closing date: July 14, 2021
This issues paper was prepared in response to the lived experience and literature presented at the Disability and Disaster Resilience forum hosted by DARU on 27 August 2020 which built a picture of the roadblocks to safety and wellbeing for Australians with disability in emergency management. What’s missing are methods, tools and programmatic guidance on how to include people with disability and their support needs in emergency management practice and policy formulation. This presents significant risk to the safety and wellbeing of people with disability before, during and after emergencies. This paper distills six key issues that present barriers to the full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management and 5 practical actions that institutions with responsibility for emergency management and other stakeholders can undertake.
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 … Continued
The concept that all human beings are born free and equal with dignity and rights is not new, but it has taken a long time for that concept to translate to how people with disability are treated and included in everyday life. Despite a dedicated international convention being in place, making rights real for people with disability is still slow largely due to underlying attitudes and presumptions held in society. In this short course you will learn How the models of disability describe attitudes that either hinder or advance the rights of people with disability, and you will understand that how we talk about disability matters.
Disability awareness is generally low in the broader community. Have you ever found yourself not making the effort to connect out of fear of saying or doing the wrong thing? Well, it’s just this that makes people with disability feel invisible and excluded. In this short course you will learn to understand what inclusion means to people with disability, what disability etiquette is and how to meet, write and talk about people with disability.
Disasters amplify the existing fault lines already experienced by people with disability to live an ordinary life. The best way to truly understand the impact of disasters on people with disability is to hear their stories first hand. Let’s hear what Mark, Tim and James experienced in the midst of 2020’s disasters.
In this course you will learn how to be inclusive for the LGBTIQA+ community and look at how to advocate for LGBTIQA+ people with a disability. This is a free online course available to anyone through the DARU website.
Just like designing an accessible website or face to face meeting, a bit of planning and consideration is all it takes to make your online meeting accessible. This short resource will help you make your online meetings more inclusive.
This course is a foundation in how to provide best practice individual advocacy. You will learn how a person with disability works through advocacy issues with the assistance of advocates from a fictional disability advocacy organisation – All Areas Advocacy. Working through a series of real life scenarios you will get practical experience in applying the principles and skills of disability advocacy.
The Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference was held at NAB The Hall on Monday 2 September 2019. The theme was Advocacy Under Pressure which focussed in on national systems effecting the work of advocacy right across Australia. Session videos, voxpop interviews and photo galleries are now available.
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This flow chart was developed in response to a session on the NDIS review and appeals process that was part of an Advocacy Sector Conversations forum held on 1 March 2016. This flow chart provides a simplified step by step guide to assist advocates and NDIS participants to navigate this process. It was revised in January 2019.
The aim of this document is to provide a useful starting point for discussion within advocacy organisations for developing rights based policies and procedures. This document replaces the Disability Advocacy Code of Conduct thatwas developed in 2011.
This information sheet introduces the concept of human rights and demonstrates why the human rights model is the most useful framework in advancing the rights of people with disability. It builds on, and extends the social model of disability, highlighting the shortfalls and key differences. It further explains why the medical and charitable models of disability are not consistent with human rights principles.
This brochure is a guide to disability inclusion and how to ensure we can all live and work in an accessible world. Every Australian has a role to play in creating positive change and breaking down barriers.
Empowered Lives outlines the key systemic issues facing Victorians with disability in their interactions with Victorian Government systems, and sets out achievable actions the Government can take to provide more opportunities for people with disability, more inclusive environments and communities, and stronger support when needed. It has been developed by people with disability, advocates and organisations across the Victorian disability community, reflecting a shared commitment to achieving the rights of Victorians with disability.