The exhibition Grassroots Democracy: the Campaign for Disability Rights explores just some of the events and people who led reform and campaigned for change.
From the deinstitutionalisation movements of the 1970s and 1980s led by activists like John Roarty and Ann McDonald, to the more recent campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we profile here just some of the people from around Australia who have made a difference.
Through this digital honour board, we pay respect to the work of those who have campaigned for the rights of Australians with disability.
Over time the museum wishes to grow those who are represented here, and are asking people to nominate individuals who have made a major contribution to the disability rights movement.
Nominations can include people with disability or those who have stood alongside and encouraged people with disabilities to find their own voices to advocate for their own rights.
Disability Rights Forum and Exhibition Launch
Watch the video of the forum and exhibition launch. Closed captions are available.