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20121203 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2012


International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2012

Theme: Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all

 

The commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2012 provides an opportunity to address the exclusion of persons with disabilities by focusing on promoting accessibility, as well as removing all types of barriers in society. The theme of this year's commemoration is: "Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all". Barriers can take a variety of forms, including those relating to the physical environment or to information and communications technology (ICT), or those resulting from legislation or policy, or from societal attitudes or discrimination. Based on this theme, sub-themes can be selected to cover aspects of society and development, such as: removing barriers to education, employment, transportation, travel and tourism or sports. A sub-theme can be selected so as to address a specific issue of exclusion and accessibility in any community.

More information:
http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1597.