INTERNATIONAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS DAY (3 DECEMBER):
ENSURE YOUR WORKPLACE IS UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE FOR VISITORS AND STAFF
Each year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the National Disability Rights Awareness Day is commemorated on 3 December. The aim of this annual event is to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains that companies can derive from integrating disabled persons into their day-to-day operations by actively removing barriers to entry.
The global theme for 2020 is: “Not all Disabilities are Visible”, and this year the focus falls on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions to mention but a few.