International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations (UN) recognised day held on 3 December each year to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people with disability.
The UN theme for IDPwD this year is ‘‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world’.
Around one in six people, or 4.4 million Australians, have disability. Not all disability is the same, and some disabilities are invisible.
By joining the conversation and listening to the stories and lived experiences of people with disability, we can challenge our own perceptions about disability and help make positive changes in the community.
We encourage everyone to get involved and join the celebration! Together, we can all take action to make our community more accessible, challenge stereotypes, remove barriers, and promote inclusive and respectful attitudes and behaviours in our community.
For more information about IDPwD, including resources, stories, videos and social tiles, visit www.idpwd.com.au or follow @idpwd on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also help spread the word and join the conversation online using #IDPwD!
By acknowledging this important day, we can take action to remove barriers for the millions of Australians with disability and contribute to positive change in our community.
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