A group of people chatting and laughing

A group of people chatting and laughing.

'COVID-normal' must include what we've learned about improving accessibility and adapting how we communicate. On this page, learn what young people and youth workers of diverse lived experiences want to see the youth sector bring forward.

LGBTQIA+ Young People

Pronoun rounds, houseplants and other ways to avoid misgendering a colleague

This blog post covers:

  • How to introduce pronouns
  • Managing misgendering
  • Supporting people who are socially transitioning
  • Multiple pronouns
  • What makes a safe workplace for transgender and non-binary people

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Disabled Young People

How to create an inclusive and accessible space

This poster and article by YDAS cover:

  • Attitudes
  • Accessibility tips
  • Tips for workshops and events

YDAS Accessible Inclusive Spaces A3Poster2

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Webinar: Accessible and inclusive Zoom meetings

This webinar presented by YACVic, YDAS and DARU shares tips for making online meetings accessible. It covers:

  • Tips on disability etiquette
  • Acknowledging mental illness
  • Communication for positive interaction
  • Navigating Zoom technology and accessibility
How to get started hiring disabled young people

This blog post covers:

  • Attitudes towards disability
  • How to start with one person
  • Making adjustments
  • Support for employers
  • YDAS resources

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Accessible education: Mac's story

Mac is a disabled student who was doing remote learning from before the pandemic. However, online learning during lockdown actually improved his education experience.

Mac smiling and holding colourful heart shapes

Mac smiling and holding colourful heart shapes

In this piece, Mac shares what did and didn't work for him in online versus in-person classes, and what we should bring forward to make education more accessible in COVID-normal.

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Aboriginal Young People

Wraparound ways to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people connected to culture in COVID

Strong Brother, Strong Sister is an Aboriginal owned and operated organisation for Aboriginal young people on Wadawurrung Country around the Geelong area. Through COVID, they have tuned into what their young people need to provide multiple avenues to access support. In this resource, they share how to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people connected to culture in several ways:

  1. Engaging online activities
  2. Providing home packs with cultural activities
  3. Strengthening the young person’s whole support network by providing family worker options, and also personalised support for staff
  4. Removing structural barriers to mental health care and providing embedded support

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Social Justice Glossary

When young people get involved in making change, we can come across lots of new words! This is a glossary of terms you might hear in activism, advocacy and youth spaces. 

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