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10 principles of disability justice


Disability justice is a framework that aims to address the intersectional and systemic oppression of disabled individuals. Here are ten principles of disability justice:

1. Intersectionality: Disability justice recognizes that oppression is intersectional and that disability is not a single-issue experience.

2. Leadership of those most impacted: Disability justice centers the leadership of those most impacted by ableism and seeks to prioritize their voices and experiences.

3. Anti-capitalist: Disability justice recognizes that capitalism perpetuates ableism and seeks to challenge and dismantle capitalist structures.

4. Collective access: Disability justice prioritizes collective access, meaning that accessibility is not just an individual responsibility, but a collective one that involves the community.

5. Interdependence: Disability justice recognizes that interdependence is a fundamental human need and seeks to build systems that support interdependent relationships.

6. Community care: Disability justice prioritizes community care over individualism and seeks to build systems that prioritize the well-being of the community.

7. Recognizing trauma: Disability justice recognizes that disabled individuals have often experienced trauma as a result of ableism and seeks to create systems that support healing and trauma-informed care.

8. Holistic support: Disability justice recognizes that individuals have complex and intersecting needs and seeks to provide holistic support that addresses all of these needs.

9. Accessibility as a right: Disability justice recognizes accessibility as a basic human right and seeks to build systems that prioritize accessibility for all individuals.

10. Cultural and linguistic diversity: Disability justice recognizes the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity and seeks to build systems that are inclusive of all cultures and languages.

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