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1AC-CESSIBILITY

Let's make high school speech and debate more accessible for everyone.

WHO WE ARE

The 1AC is the first speech in a debate. 1AC-CESSIBILITY (pronounced "one-accessibility" or "one-AC" for short) is here to start the conversation within speech and debate about how to be more equitable for disabled participants. 

 

As it stands, high school speech and debate could do a lot more to be inclusive. We are here to make this activity a better place for all of its future competitors. 

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WHAT WE OFFER

An opportunity for speech and debate organizations to make meaningful change.

READ AND SHARE JUDGE TRAINING MATERIALS

We created a judge training video and PDF guide with advice on how to judge speech and debate events with consideration for disability. See the materials for yourself here.

SIGN THE PETITION

Sign our Change.org petition. Add your name and spread the word that speech and debate organizations need to change. Take me to the petition. 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM

Keep up to date with what we are doing and follow our Instagram @1ac.cessibility.

LATEST NEWS

Updates on our work

Look at Our List of Possible  Accommodations

Our Judge Training Video Has Been Uploaded!

Check Out Our Accommodation Request Templates!