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The Future Is Inclusive

We all want to be an ally for people with disability. But we don’t always know how. By listening to people with disability, this ten-part series gives insiders’ perspectives and advice to allies on how to “tool up” and make the world a richer and better place through supporting inclusion.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Episode 1: How to be an access ally

What does access look like, who’s responsible for it, and how do we make it a forethought instead of an afterthought? Hosts: Cara Matthews and Alison Procter Guests: Senator the Hon Jordan Steele-John (the Australian Greens), Sue Salthouse (Women With Disability ACT), Robert Altmore (People With Disability ACT) For more about… the social model of disability, go to this animation by Jordan Steele-John https://youtu.be/HBfmhujEy8A Women With Disability ACT, go to https://www.wwdact.org.au/ People With Disability ACT, go to https://pwdact.org.au/

22mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 2: Learn to be more inclusive

Why representation matters, the difference between annoying and helpful “well meaning-ness” and the uncomfortable truth about getting inclusion wrong. Learn what every person can do to be more inclusive for people with disability.

25mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Why identity matters

We look at how the words we use to discuss disability drive how we see things and the differences between person-first and identity-first language, and between “ill-health”, “impairment” and disability. Hosts: Cara Matthews, Suzy and Alison Procter Guests: Yenn Purkis and Sarah Ferguson For more about… Yenn Purkis, go to http://jeanettepurkis.com/ Carly Finlay’s book “Say Hello”, go to https://carlyfindlay.com.au/ Suzy and Alison Procter, go to https://youtu.be/NKzaUuixIQ8 the R word, and why it’s not cool, go to https://therword.com.au/

27mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 4: Making the arts accessible

Making reasonable adjustments for artists and people who consume art – because art is better when its available to everyone! Hosts: Cara Matthews and Ruth O’Brien Guests: Penny Pollard (Belconnen Arts Centre) For more about… the Belconnen Arts Centre Ignite Program, go to https://www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/programs/ignite/ Ruth O’Brien, go to https://www.ruthmvobrien.com/ Arts access, go to https://artsaccessaustralia.org/

17mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 5: How to make your workplace inclusive

What does an accessible workplace look like? Host: Cara Matthews and Ruth O’Brien Guests: Naomi Barnbaum, Samantha Kourtis For more about… Samantha and Jack’s story, as well as a range of Canberra business people’s experiences with inclusion in employment see https://youtu.be/6OE8Y12wVJ8, https://youtu.be/V_ciIJxT4P0, and https://youtu.be/7mqTBvUHY3M

28mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 6: Inclusive classrooms benefit everyone

What’s it like for students with disability and their families navigating their school years? Hosts: Cara Matthews Guests: Dominika and Shawn Cady, Sheree Henley, Lyndall Read For more about… the NCCD podcast about reasonable adjustments in the classroom, go to https://www.nccd.edu.au/resources-and-tools/professional-learning/format/podcast-8 Too Peas In A Podcast, a podcast from the perspectives of two Melbourne mums of twins with disability and talks about their experiences with and wishes for education, go to https://toopeasinapodcast.podbean.com/

17mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 7: Access to health

Some things are too big to fix with a podcast, but it’s still helpful to talk about them! Host: Cara Matthews Guests: Craig Wallace For more about… the ACTCOSS report on health access for people with disability go to https://www.actcoss.org.au/news-events/actcoss-news/health-access-people-disability

18mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 8: Everyone should have access to justice

We all have the right to justice, to have equal protection by the law, to be heard, to make decisions and to be safe. But sometimes things don’t go as they should for people with disability. Host: Cara Matthews Guests: David, Amanda Charles For more about… the ACT Disability Justice Strategy, go to https://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/disability_act/disability-justice-strategy

15mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 9: Friends and Family: the allies who love you the most

Family and friends on how to be an ally for people with disability. Hosts: Cara Matthews, Suzy and Alison Procter Guests: Lily Sharrock, Nip Wijewickrema For more about… GG’s flowers, go to http://www.ggsflowers.com.au/ the ABC’s Parenting Spectrum podcast, go to https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/the-parenting-spectrum/ Too Peas In A Podcast, go to https://toopeasinapodcast.podbean.com/ the BBC’s “Ouch” podcast, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02r6yqw the US “Pigeonhole” podcast, go to http://whoamitostopit.com/podcast-2/

27mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 10: The value of purpose

In our last episode, why purpose matters and how to get on board with it. Hosts: Cara Matthews, Suzy and Alison Procter Guest: Sheree Henley For more about… Isaac’s Microboard (his “Band of Brothers and Sisters”) go to http://www.theband.org.au/ Microboards and Circles of Support, go to http://microboard.org.au/ and https://imaginemore.org.au/portfolio/circle-support-sheree-henley/

18mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #10