Access is care. Access is mutual aid. Access is solidarity.
Access is collective. Access is love1.

The 10 Principles of the Access Justice Framework

  1. Access is for everyone.
  1. Providing access is not about tokenization or virtue signaling; it is about equity.
  1. Access needs to be the default, not an add on. It is a right, not a privilege. It is not a special need.
  1. Contrasting access needs are real and are not a reason to avoid providing access, nor to discriminate.
  1. Access is about more than accommodating and assisting: it is about adapting the world to fit everyone.
  1. Barriers to access come from systemic oppression such as ableism, not from disability.
  1. Access is about inclusion of us – Nothing About Us Without Us – in leadership, governing, and decision-making.
  1. Time, money, energy, and safety are all access issues.
  1. Access, when equitable, is a form of justice.
  1. As the world changes, so do access needs. Access adapts.