ASAN Accessibility Resources
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White Paper: Increasing Neurodiversity in Disability and Social Justice Advocacy Groups by Jessica M. F. Hughes, Ph.D.
The findings discussed here draw on extensive discourse analyses of autism and disability rights advocacy and social justice communication, along with ethnographic fieldwork in disability rights, autistic self-advocacy, and disability justice groups. The paper starts with a discussion of neurodiversity. Next, it outlines ways in which people with neurocognitive disabilities like autism, mental illness, and intellectual disability are routinely disenfranchised from disability and social justice advocacy. The final section offers practical strategies that disability and social justice groups can use to increase neurodiversity and ensure that more neurodivergent community members are better able to access conversations that impact their lives.
Color Communication Badges
Color Communication Badges offer those who use them an opportunity to communicate explicitly the degree to which they want to participate in new social interactions and with who. They offer a universally designed way of making a conference, university, event or other space more accessible to those who may not find typical nonverbal social cues accessible. Many non-disabled people report that this system also benefits them too.
Holding Inclusive Events: A Guide to Accessible Event Planning
This document was created as a part of ASAN’s Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy (PADSA). The Pacific Alliance supports self advocacy groups in Oregon, Washington, California and Montana in increasing their ability to organize and advocate in their state and local communities.
Autistic Access Needs: Notes on Accessibility
Coming soon: ASAN Easy Read Publication Guidelines (and more!)
Accessibility Resources from Other Organizations
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Making Events/Meetings Accessible
- ADA National Network: A Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings
- Seeds For Change (UK): Facilitators Guide to Making Meetings Accessible
- CDC.gov: Making Meetings Accessible
- American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights: Planning Accessible Meetings and Events: A TOOLKIT
- Vermont Division of Disability and Aging Services: Making Meetings Accessible: How to Enable Real Participation
- Lonely Planet: AccessFest: getting more people with a disability to more festivals more often
- University of Minnesota: Creating Accessible & Inclusive Meetings or Events
- University of Maine: Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide
Easy Read/Plain Language
- NZ Office for Disability Issues: A guide to making Easy Read information
- Inclusion Europe: European standards for making information easy to read and understand
- GOV.UK: Making written information easier to understand for people with learning disabilities
- PlainLanguage.gov: Tips & Tools
- GMSA: Getting Your Message Across: Communicating with People with Intellectual Disabilities