Feature Issue on Disability Rights, Disability Justice


Disability Justice Podcasts and Radio Shows

Impact, The Conversation

Impact editors and authors discuss disability research, highlight promising programs, and share personal stories by people with disabilities.

Included: The Disability Equity Podcast

This podcast , produced by Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center, focuses on issues of disability equity, such as voting rights and healthcare.

Disability Visibility Project

This podcast , hosted by Alice Wong, focuses on having conversations with people with disabilities about politics and culture.

Disability Equality PODCAST

This podcast , created by Advocating Change Together’s Center for Disability Leadership, focuses on people with disabilities’ personal experiences of empowerment and self-advocacy and creating more inclusive communities.

Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters

This podcast , aimed toward caregivers, special education teachers, and other allies, focuses on anti-ableist ways to discuss disability issues.

Your Disabled Joy

This podcast focuses on raising awareness of the joyful experiences in living with a disability. It can be streamed on YouTube.

Disability Matters

This show focuses on empowering people with disabilities, particularly in employment.

Pushing Limits

This show focuses on bringing grassroots disability rights issues to the public.

Knowing Your Rights

What is the ADA?

This slide presentation from Green Mountain Self-Advocates breaks down the rights guaranteed in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Crime Victims with Disabilities: Know Your Rights

This fact sheet from The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability provides an outline of how to recognize if your rights have been violated and how to seek justice. It’s written in plain language and definitions are provided at the end of the fact sheet.

Medical Advocacy: Speak Up!

This presentation , created by the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, provides information about how to advocate for your rights, wants, and needs in a medical setting.

Right 2 Ride

This resource is a video-based, peer-to-peer training about advocating for your rights when taking public transportation and how to navigate it. There are also options to learn on your own and to join a Zoom support group.

Self-Advocacy Academy

This interactive program supports participants in building personal power, connecting to disability rights, and building stronger and more inclusive communities. The program is offered three times per year, and contains 13 weekly two-hour sessions. Remote and in-person options are available.

Disability Justice

Sins Invalid 10 Principles for Disability Justice

This guide contains different ways to practice disability justice.

Pathways to Justice: Disability Response Teams

This guide , created by The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, details how to create a Disability Response Team (DRT).

Power to the People

This Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago group advocates for people with disabilities. Members meet virtually to train in social justice and organizing.

Black, Disabled, Deaf, and Proud

This National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities webinar discusses the power of representation and the importance of intersectionality and calls for action to improve the lives of young Black people with disabilities and Deaf people.

Disability EmpowHer Network: Letter from a Role Model

Girls with disabilities often don’t have role models who share their identity in their lives. This program from the Disability EmpowHer Network matches up girls with disabilities with successful women with disabilities based on their background and interests for a letter exchange.

How Self-Advocates Can Welcome People from All Backgrounds

This video , created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates, talks about culture, respect, and being welcoming to people from all backgrounds – because all people with disabilities belong in self-advocacy.

What is Structural Racism?

This resource, created by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, contains 12 short videos and a written guide that explains what structural racism is, how to recognize it, and how it affects the disability community. There is also a plain language version of the written guide.

Sharing Your Story for a Political Purpose

This toolkit shares everything you need to know about using your story to make real political change. It explains how to share your story to a variety of audiences through a 9-step guide, and a plain language version is also available.