Making your websites, documents and other written materials accessible, in addtion to installing ramps, is becoming increasingly a requirement of good practice in all sectors. The Australian Government Web Access Guidelines 2.0 compliance in 2018.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about online access and inclusion.
Australian Network on Disability have put together this helpful list of accessibility tips.
The National Disability Co-ordination Officer program and ADCET offers free online training for workers and volunteers for “awareness of disability and the impact that societal attitudes and inherent stigma and discrimination have on the lives of people with disability” called Introduction to Disability Awareness. The course is FREE!
People with a disability are often described in the media using stereotypes. Stereotypes stigmatise groups who are depicted in this shallow manner and affect people’s lives. That’s why it’s important that we change the ways we talk about people with a disability to respect the person, and not make disability a focus of our attention. For community radio producers, we have the Code Of Practice to remind us to be careful about avoiding discrimination in our reporting: Continue reading “Words: How to refer to people with a disability”