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International Day of People with a Disability

International Day of People with a Disability

“Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities”

December 3 each year is the International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD), celebrated across the world. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. Globally, one billion people have a disability, and 80 per cent live in poor countries. This video celebrates that the new Global Goals include people with disability.

Find out how IDPwD is celebrated in Australia.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is marking the International Day of People with Disability with renewed calls for everyone to recognise progress made and the need for greater inclusion for the 4 million Australians with disability.

Visit the Find Legal Answers website for legal information on discrimination against people with a disability.