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Case study: behaviour and support

In Weeks 1 and 3, we discussed how ideas of what is “normal” can limit people with disabilities. Like other ideas about what is “normal”, ideas around normal behaviour are …

Case study: sex and support?

In this step we look at sex and disability and some issues around support. There is significant stigma around people with disability and sex. In the above video, Denise Beckwith …

Understanding support

As we will emphasise in this step, understanding support really means understanding someone’s individual situation. In other words, in order to understand support, you need to understand human diversity. In …

Case study: personal support

In this step we explore the one-on-one support provided by a support worker or personal assistant which enables a disabled person to have choice and control in their life. As …

Expanding your interests: Accessing creativity

In the video above, disabled artist Zoe Partington-Sollinger talks about the importance of including disabled people in creative thinking around the design of buildings and spaces. Talking points When it …

What does support look like today?

In the video above, the guest presenters share their perspectives on support. The overarching message is that we all need support to enable us to flourish. Duncan and Jordanna emphasise …

What is access?

The presenters in the above video describe how disabled people are excluded across many different forms of access — from employment, to information technology, to communication. We see that there …

Promoting access

In this video, Denise and Kamala describe how gaining access to sport opened up other opportunities in their lives. As Denise explains, people with disabilities who have participated in sport …

AKASA case study: Part 3

In the last step you explored some organisations and individuals who are working to improve accessibility in everyday life. This may be by bringing disabled people together to organise or …

The work of access

Last week we looked at discrimination and the ways in which moral and legal frameworks based on human rights can help prevent different forms of discrimination and enable a good …

The problems with retrofitting

In the video above, Educators Jos Boys and Leanne Dowse discuss why barriers to access for disabled people seem so difficult to shift. Jos suggests the value of the term …