December 3 each year marks International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with disability and in celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with disability.
The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the Day around Australia and its associated events such as the National Disability Awards. It is important to continue to build on the reform momentum from 2011 and 2012 to continue to raise awareness on the rights of people with disability.
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) publishes information on this website each year on IDPwD events, and ways to remove all forms of discrimination of people with disability through awareness raising activities. This includes information on local and national events, how individuals and organisations can get involved, sharing best practice approaches, and how to help facilitate the breaking down of barriers (both structural and attitudinal).
The IDPwD website is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 which supports web accessibility to allow more accessible and usable web environments. This includes:
- Use of Listen Function/Read Speaker;
- Changing the size of text;
- Use of a site map;
- High contrast design;
- Uses of descriptive links and images;
- Adaptable to different screen sizes, including mobile phones; and
- Use of plain and simple language.
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