Disability Voices Tasmania is here to:
Strengthen and promote the individual and collective voices of people with disability.
Work together to ensure people with disability participate in and contribute to our community as full and equal citizens.
Be an inclusive, diverse, transparent and democratic organisation led by and for people with disability.
Funded project work
Funded for 3 years through the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program, Disability Voices Tasmania’s 3 projects a year are run by people with disability for people with disability to increase:
Skills and capacity of individuals
Motivation, confidence and empowerment to act, and
Participation in and contribution to community.
Disability Voices Tasmania believes that many of the barriers faced by people with disability are caused by the way society is organised and that we need to change systems to protect and promote our rights.
Our systemic change work aims to create long-term social change to address issues of shared concern to our community. Disability Voices Tasmania’s Board members work with groups of people with disability, other community organisations and allies to influence legislation, policy and practices to produce positive change.
This could be lobbying government on issues such as the Religious Discrimination Bill or hate crimes. It could be working with a coalition of organisations on issues such as the e-scooter trials on public footpaths in Hobart and Launceston. It could be making submissions on issues such as the review of the Disability Services Act, the importance of accessible websites or Accessible Public Transport Standards.
Disability Voices Tasmania’s
Disability Voices Tasmania is committed to upholding and advancing the human rights of people with disability to contribute to and participate in the community as equal citizens.
Disability Voices Tasmania adopts the social model of disability which recognises that disability is caused by the way society is organised, rather than a person’s impairment or difference and focuses on actions to remove barriers that restrict life choices for people with disability.
All Voices Count
Disability Voices Tasmania recognises that the skills, values, goals and priorities of people with disability vary, however, all voices count and all will be treated with equal respect.