Plain language guide
Plain language can express complex ideas. Engage people with words they can understand quickly: use the list on this page. Plain language is different to Easy English.
Source: Australian Government
Images portraying people with disability
Guidelines to help you use appropriate images of people with disability in various platforms. “Imagery that normalises the presence of people with disability in everyday scenes will also suggest dignity, independence, mobility and inclusion of people with disability.”
Author : People with Disability Australia PWDA
Volunteer roles – examples
Use this guide to explore the different types of volunteering and see what fits best with your goals and interests!
Author : Southern Volunteering (SA) Inc
Employ my Ability
This strategy is a guiding framework for governments, employers and the broader community towards a workforce that values diverse talent and where people with
disability can reach their full potential.
Author : Australian Government
Inclusion @ Work Index 2021-2022
The 2021-2022 Inclusion@Work Index maps the state of inclusion in Australian organisations and provides the Australian business case for inclusion. The Index highlights how workplace inclusion significantly increases performance and wellbeing, satisfaction and innovation – all factors that, when lacking, impact culture and could contribute to the ‘great resignation’ making its way to Australia.
Author : Diversity Council Australia
Report it Right – Media Guidelines
The media can play an important role in shifting the narrative around disability and support meaningful change in how the general public view and interact with people with disability. The guidelines contain words to use or avoid, interview advice and pointers on image selection to support stories.
Author : Inclusive SA
Jake Briggs story – retraining after disability
After an accident, carpenter Jake Briggs retrained with the support of his employer to create a new role and maintain a career.
Source : Australian Human Rights Commission
TED Talk Stella Young: Video
In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society’s habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”
Author : Stella Young via TedX Sydney 2014
JFA PURPLE ORANGE: Video – language matters for inclusion
Do you want to be a better ally to the disability community?
Start with language.
Author: JFA Purple Orange