Rebecca Cokley, director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress, a Ford grantee, shares some key steps any organization can take to become more inclusive.
“It is about saying specifically, ‘As we're doing social justice work, how is disability included?’”
In the United States, one in five people has a disability. People with disabilities are a part of every community yet are often multiply marginalized.
Disability justice is about centering the voices of historically excluded people with disabilities in every aspect of work, including internal decisions and organizational policies.
Rebecca reminds us that “people are policy” and gives suggestions on how we can “live our values” by making hiring and communications accessible and inclusive.
Interested in learning more about how to create a truly inclusive organization? Check out these helpful resources from our grantees and partner organizations.
This piece is part of Disability Demands Justice, a dynamic, ever-evolving hub to deepen our understanding of how disability intersects with social justice.