Disability Justice

Disability Justice

Disability justice is a social justice movement recognizes and challenges ableism, the discrimination and oppression of disabled people. It seeks to create a more inclusive and equitable society for disabled people by addressing issues such as access to education, employment, healthcare, and other resources.

Disability justice also involves working to change societal attitudes and beliefs about disability, and advocating for the rights and dignity of disabled people.

At its core, disability justice recognizes that disability is not just a personal issue, but a political and social issue that affects entire communities. It acknowledges that disability intersects with other forms of oppression, such as racism, sexism, and classism, and seeks to address these intersections in the struggle for justice and equality. Disability justice also emphasizes the importance of self-determination and the right of disabled people to make their own decisions and have control over their own lives.

Some key elements of disability justice include:

  • Recognizing the diversity within the disability community and the multiple identities that disabled people may hold.
  • Centering the voices and leadership of disabled people in disability justice efforts.
  • Working to create a more inclusive and accessible society for disabled people.
  • Challenging and changing the social, cultural, and economic systems that reinforce ableism and discrimination against disabled people.Overall, disability justice is about creating a world where disabled people have the same opportunities and rights as everyone else, and where disability is celebrated and valued as a natural and important part of human diversity.

Take Action

Here’s how to support the fight for disability justice.

Get Educated

Start by learning about the issues facing people with disabilities and how ableism and other forms of oppression intersect with disability. Look for articles, blogs, and social media accounts that provide information about disability justice. Share this information with others to raise awareness and promote understanding.

Support Disability Justice Organizations

Consider donating to organizations dedicated to disability justice. You can also volunteer your time or support their work in other ways.


Write letters to elected officials, Participate in protests and demonstrations, and speak out about disability justice issues in your community. Use your voice and platform to speak up for the rights and well-being of disabled people.

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Disability Justice, Explainer

The disability justice framework allows us to properly address and dismantle oppressive systems to create an inclusive, equitable society.

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