December 3: UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2015 BY EMILY GRIFFIN
Updated: January 4, 2018
Accessible and Inclusive Cities for All - 3 December 2015 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today, December 3, 2015 is the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year’s theme: “Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities.”

The United Nations’ Enable defines IDPD’s purpose as:

    “to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.”

Since 1992, IDPD has been observed by dozens of countries around the globe. Governments, private and public organizations, and universities are encouraged to participate.

The day is marked by public demonstrations to raise awareness for inclusion of people with disabilities, public lectures and workshops, social media campaigns (#IDPD #ADay4All), and exhibits that highlight contributions from disabled members of the community.

IDPD is a great opportunity for organizations to share their commitment to accessibility, both online and offline.

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