Resources for Values Based Communications Presentation

NDRN Conference 2024

Disability Rap podcast on Alexis Ratcliff : A Woman’s Unusual Journey to Leave a Hospital (

Joe Shapiro’s NPR article on Alexis: A hospital is suing a quadriplegic 18-year-old to make her go to a nursing home : NPR

Assume I Can video for World Down Syndrome Day: ASSUME THAT I CAN | World Down Syndrome Day 2024 – YouTube (includes captions, transcript, descriptions)

Capitol Crawl: When the ‘Capitol Crawl’ Dramatized the Need for Americans with Disabilities Act | HISTORY

Messaging This Moment:

Messaging Guidebook from Common Cause of Australia: CCF_report_common_cause_handbook.pdf (

Ethical Storytelling Report

Narratives With Integrity: Narratives With Integrity: Rising Above Exploitative Storytelling | MemoryFox Special Event (

Plain Language Guidelines: Plain Language and Accessibility | How to write accessibly ( 

Accessible Content Guidelines: Accessible Content Guidelines – DRNC (disabilityrightsnc)

Disability and Intersecting Identities: Disability and other identities?—how do they intersect? – PMC (

10 Principles of Disability Justice: 10 Principles of Disability Justice — Sins Invalid

Person First Vs Identity First: Person First versus Identity First language


Contact us:

Melissa Roy-Hart, Communications Director

Disability Rights Oregon

Jen Andrew, Communications Coordinator

Disability Rights North Carolina

Cas Shearin, Media Strategist/Senior Writer

Disability Rights North Carolina

David Card, Deputy Executive Director for External Relations

National Disability Rights Network