What is global Day of individuals with Disabilities?

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Martin explains International Day of People with Disabilities and why we want to hear from you

Since 1992, the United Nations have promoted International Day of People with Disabilities which is marked on 3 December each year.

About International
International is an adjective (also used as a noun) meaning “between nations”.
International may also refer to:

What is International Day of People with Disabilities?

About People
A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation.

The day is to celebrate the achievements of disabled people around the world as well as to promote the rights of people with disabilities.

Around one billion people around the world experience disability of some form.

What is International Day of People with Disabilities?

They often face barriers to every day life. Things like transport and other services are not as easy to use for people with disabilities and a lot of buildings are not easily to get into and around.

The aim of International Day of People with Disabilities is to make people aware of these inequalities, as well as celebrating the achievements of people who have disabilities.

We want your stories

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As always we want to hear from you. We want to find out about your disability or the disabilities around you. How do you deal with daily challenges. How does it make you feel and how you overcame it.

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