Tokenism and virtue signaling are forms of performative activism ↗.
Tokenism is when people are included as proof of diversity via the recognition or involvement of people from social minority groups (such as disabled people) without creating or providing equitable and just participation for all people.
Virtue signaling is when people publicly express a point of view in order to seem like a good person versus acting in a way that aligns with that point of view.
By not tokenizing or virtual signaling, we bypass performative activism to come closer to equity and justice in our access.
Access Justice Framework Table of Contents
What are the The 10 Principles of the Access Justice Framework?
- Access is for everyone.
- Providing access is not about tokenization or virtue signaling; it is about equity.
- Access needs to be the default, not an add on. It is a right, not a privilege. It is not a special need.
- Access friction is real and is not a reason to avoid providing access, nor to discriminate.
- Access is about more than accommodating and assisting: it is about adapting the world to fit everyone.
- Barriers to access come from systemic oppression such as ableism, not from disability.
- Access is about inclusion of us – Nothing About Us Without Us – in leadership, governing, and decision-making.
- Time, money, energy, and safety are all access issues.
- Access, when equitable, is a form of justice.
- As the world changes, so do access needs. Access adapts.
Learn more via Access is for Everyone with the Access Justice Framework.
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