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Introduction to Week 2

In the previous step, you learned that human rights build on ideas of human diversity, as they are a set of rights afforded to all people by virtue of being …

The importance of human rights

The purpose of the above video is to introduce why human rights have been important to humans in general, and to disabled people in particular. The video includes Rosemary Kayess …

Diversity and human rights

Last week, we saw that valuing human diversity goes hand-in-hand with movements towards greater social inclusion for people with disabilities and is essential to working towards a good life for …

Reflecting on diversity and a good life

Now that we’ve talked a little bit about living a good life, and about diversity, inclusion, and belonging, let’s bring these different ideas together. In the above video, various people …

Recognising discrimination

Before we look in more detail at Human Rights and in particular at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, we will explore discrimination as one of …

Stories of belonging

In the video, we hear our guest presenters talk about their experiences of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Antoni talks about his parents’ acceptance of him as being “no different” from …

Perspectives on diversity

Throughout this week we have been exploring how important it is to value human diversity. In this step we look at different perspectives on diversity and how these perspectives can …

What is a good life?

Throughout the course a diverse group of people with different impairments will talk about their lives and experiences being disabled. Some are invited experts. Others have agreed to tell us …

Diversity, inclusion and belonging

In this step Kelley Johnson and Louisa Smith, two of the Educators on this course, discuss the words inclusion and belonging and what they mean in the context of valuing …