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.
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 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.
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.
Need help from an advocate to access the NDIS? This booklet contains information for people living in Victoria. It includes some frequently asked questions and a list of organisations which can help you. Use the links in the sidebar to navigate this brochure. Disclaimer: The material in this publication is a general guide only. It is … Continued
This brochure is the promotional flyer for DARU’s online course ‘An Introduction to Disability Advocacy’. This course will introduce you to the human rights framework, the basics of disability discrimination law and what protections exist against abuse and neglect, and start applying advocacy practice.
DARU works with organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources to keep disability advocates up to date and informed about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.
It is important that the sector develops and uses consistent messaging across all stakeholder groups from Government to people with disabilities to the general public to achieve ‘cut- through’, connect with the people that matter and above all, have important core messages ‘heard’ in a meaningful and effective way.
Disability advocacy is often misunderstood and under valued. this information sheet aims to enhance understanding of how advocacy fits in with a human rights framework and provides an overview of the skills required for disability advocacy practice.