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What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated annually on 3rd December to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all areas of society. It is a day to raise awareness about the challenges faced by persons with disabilities and to celebrate their contributions to society.

The Origins of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

IDPD was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992. The goal of the day was to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Why does the International Day of Persons with Disability matter? 

One in five people in the world are affected by a disability at some point in their life. That means that one in five of your customers, employees, and members of your community has a disability. This is a significant number, and it is important to remember that persons with disabilities are just as diverse as the general population. They come from all walks of life and have a wide range of abilities and interests.

Companies have a responsibility to make their policies and practices as inclusive as possible for all employees and customers. This includes ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal access to employment, goods, and services. International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) is an important day to focus on how we can better support persons with disabilities in the workplace and in society as a whole.

What can companies do to support persons with disabilities and make their workplaces more inclusive? 

  • Provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. This may include providing assistive technology, making modifications to the workplace, or adjusting work schedules.
  • Create a culture of inclusion and respect for all employees. This means training employees on disability awareness and sensitivity, and creating a workplace where everyone feels comfortable and valued.
  • Hire and promote persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities bring a wealth of talent, skills, and experience to the workplace. Companies that are committed to diversity and inclusion should make a conscious effort to hire and promote persons with disabilities.
  • Book a speaker to help your organisation become more aware of lived experiences of disability and disability awareness.

Using The Speakers Agency to book a Disability Awareness Speaker:

The Speakers Agency is a leading booking agency for keynote and inspirational speakers. We represent a diverse range of speakers, including many who are experts on disability issues. We believe that disability awareness is essential for creating a more inclusive and equitable society. Explore our full roster of speakers for International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Our top Disability Awareness speakers include:

FAQs on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

How can The Speakers Agency assist in finding the right speaker for an International Day of Persons with Disabilities event?

In business for over two decades, The Speakers Agency has a team of experienced booking agents who can help you find the right speaker for your event. We will take the time to understand your needs and budget and we will provide you with a selection of speakers who are experts on the topics that you are interested in.

What topics can speakers cover for International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

Our speakers can cover a wide range of topics related to disability, including:

  • Disability awareness and inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Independent living
  • Mental health
  • Sports and recreation
  • Technology
Do the speakers have personal experiences with disability?

Yes, many of our speakers have personal experiences with disability and are advocates for disability awareness. We believe that it is important to have a diverse range of voices represented in the dialogue on disability, so our roster includes those with both visible and invisible disabilities.

What is the booking process for securing a speaker for our event on International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

To book a speaker for your event, simply contact us and let us know your needs and budget. We will then send you a selection of speakers to choose from. Once you have chosen a speaker, we will work with you to finalise the booking and to arrange any logistics.

How far in advance should we book a speaker for International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

We recommend that you book a speaker for your IDPD event as early as possible. This will give you the best chance of securing the speaker of your choice and of getting the best possible price.

Can we have a pre-event meeting with the speaker to discuss the event agenda and expectations?

Yes, at The Speakers Agency we recommend that you have a pre-event meeting with the speaker to discuss the event agenda and expectations. We can set this up for you. This meeting will help to ensure that the speaker’s talk is tailored to your audience and that it meets your needs.

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