See the ability in disability

Today, we ask you to challenge the way you think about disability, and see the ability in disability.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is annually observed on 3 December to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and to take action for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development.

This year’s theme is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.

We at Wendy Brooks and Partners ask you to join us, as together we can make our community more inclusive and remove barriers so people with disability can reach their full potential all year round.

According to stats published by WHO, about 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability, and almost everyone is likely to experience some form of disability ─ temporary or permanent ─ at some point in life.

We need to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people of all abilities. Appropriate structures, systems, polices and practices should also be developed and implemented to respond fully to the needs of people with disabilities.

Let us use this International Day of Persons with Disabilities as an opportunity for our community to make positive changes to the lives of 4.4 million Australians with disability.

It is important that each one of us develops an understanding and ability to start conversations about the issues experienced by people with disability to help make our community more inclusive. Join us as we celebrate the lives, achievements and contributions of all Australians of all abilities.

Together, let’s actively remove obstacles for people with disability and enable them to live full lives which will benefit everyone!

Learn how you can get involved at the Australian International Day of People with Disability website.

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