Social media plays vital role in disability education and calling out ableism

Social media has the power to transcend across countries and is playing an important role in calling out ableism and debunking myths and stereotypes around disability, particularly around recent discussions regarding the need for a Royal Commission into disability and calls for more advocacy funding.

With trending hashtags such as #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow, #RoyalCommissionNow, #CripTheVote and #StandByMe, more and more disability advocates are taking to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to educate, share thoughts and bring attention to ableism in society.

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Topics:
Aids, Equipment, Technology

Author:
Nicole Pope

Source:
Disability Support Guide

Date published:
Wed 6th Feb, 2019