Maysoon Zayid is an American-Palestinian actress and stand-up comedian. She’s famously well-known as America’s first Muslim female comedian. In her TedTalk, she speaks about her frustration with the lack of representation of people with disabilities in the media.
Sarah Houbolt is a diversity and accessibility advocate, performer and arts manager. We were lucky to work with her last year during her time at UTS in the Equity and Diversity unit. Sarah speaks about the importance of universal access.
Elise Roy is a lawyer, artist and human rights advocate. She spent her time in university working with the United Nations, which resulted in the International Disability Rights Treaty. In her TedTalk, she speaks about how she believes that designers have the capability and responsibility to resolve human issues and work towards a better, more equal, society for all.
Minnie Baragwanath is the CEO and co-founder for Be.Accessible, a social change initiative working towards creating accessibility for all in New Zealand. In her talk, she discusses how economics and accessibility are intertwined and why we need to work together towards accessibility for all.
The late Stella Young was an Australian comedian and journalist. Her talk is about disabilities and inspiration, and why she shouldn’t be your inspiration. She discusses the double standards in how we view people with disabilities and how we need to start talking about it.