Topics: Disability rights
People with disability are entitled to the same human rights as all members of the community.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 makes disability discrimination unlawful and aims to promote equal opportunity and access for people with disabilities. The Commission also has major responsibilities under the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
To learn more about the role of the Disability Discrimination Commissioner and the policy and program work the Australian Human Rights Commission carries out in this area see the Disability Rights web-section.
The Commission’s ‘rightsED’ resources/activities around disability rights:
Useful Commission resources:
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Know your rights: Disability discrimination brochure
- Disability Rights update
- Disability issues
- Disability standards and guidelines
- Good Practice, Good Business employer resources
- Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) – People with Disability
- Access Audits Australia - Access awareness handbooks
- State Library of Victoria - Disability awareness kit
- Creature Discomforts - disability awareness ads
- UNICEF - It’s about Ability – a child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and accompanying learning guide
- UK Disability Rights Commission - Videos and other resources
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