DisabilitySquare is an upcoming social networking website for people with disabilities to share your views, ideas through blogs, forums, private messaging and chat. Australian Disability is a charitable organisation dedicated to fairness, dignity and equality for people living with disabilities.
We were founded in 2012 based on the principle that discrimination and stigma but also the culture towards disability have to change and be reshaped and owned by people living with the daily effects, positive and negative, of disability.
It is only through an authentic conversation about disability affairs, only then is a dialogue created and the catalyst for change ignited and given a way to spark social advancement.
Aims and Purpose:
1 To provide new techniques to assist the quality of life and independence of persons with a disability through the advancement of technology.
2 To give persons with a disability a forum in which they have a right to express their views towards government policy and matters relevant to disability.
3 To enable fair and equal media representation through the development of news and original content.
4 To provide education about disability and related issues with the hope that it will reduce discrimination.
5 To establish an online community to encourage more interaction between disabled and able-bodied people.
6 To accept the concept of “disability” as an identity and not something to be ashamed of.
Our core values are:
Fairness – for all people with disabilities, carers, family and friends;
Equality – for all people with disabilities, carers, family and friends by working at a societal, community and governmental level to achieve systemic and meaningful change to achieve equality in all aspects of their lives by advocating for proactive and long-term sustainable changes to create an accessible and inclusive society for all who live in Australia while also acknowledging the unique challenges presented by Indigenous Australians, Culturally and Linguistically backgrounds;
Dignity for All – all services and activities we undertake as an organisation respects the inherent human rights and treats all people with the same tolerance and respect that anyone would expect if the disability was not a factor;
Accountability and Transparency – all services and activities we undertake as an organisation respects the inherent human rights and dignity for all people with disabilities, carers, family and friends.
We also acknowledge our privileged status that we hold in the lives of our customers/participants and would like to emphasise that we as an organisation have a zero-tolerance approach to any consumer, friends or family, we have a moral, ethical and legal obligation to ensure the prevention and maintains an environment free of violence, abuse, negligence and/or exploitation.