Aotearoa New Zealand's Disability Social Change Toolkit
"I Think Differently"
The toolkit has three key purposes:
- To reframe and rename disability in order to focus on uniqueness and resilience rather than abnormality and deficit.
- To put into practice Gandhi's idea that, in order to change the world, we must first changeourselves to reflect the change we wish to see in the world.
- To find new ways for people who experience disability (and those who don't, yet) to interact with each other.
Here are some ideas about how to use the toolkit
It's one of the biggest gripes of people with access needs - drivers who park in accessible (or mobility) parking spaces when they don't need to.
It's tempting to get mad, challenge them or report them, but now you can just give them a different way to think, which may stop them doing it again.We've designed a funny but thought-provoking notice that you can leave on the car windscreen or even politely hand to someone. It reads:Recent research shows that non-disabled people who park in accessible parking spaces are five times more likely to become disabled themselves than those who don't.But don't worry, apart from non-disabled people parking in accessible parking spaces, being disabled isn't as bad as you'd think.They are available in two sizes - A5 (210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in) and A6 (148 x 105 mm | 5.8 x 4.1 in).Simply download the size you want, print, cut and keep a stash in your bag or car.Spread the word and let us know if you use them by leaving a comment below!
Large: A5 (210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in) - 2 per page
- access-parking-large.pdf (1.1 MB)
A6 (148 x 105 mm | 5.8 x 4.1 in) - 4 per page
- access-parking-small.pdf (239 KB)