Promote

Promote your event for International Day of People with Disability.

Posters

Posters are available for you to download and print.

Social media

You can use the following post examples to promote your event on Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter

We’re having a [INSERT EVENT] on #IDPwD 3 Dec. Love you to join us. Find out more…

Facebook

We’re having a [INSERT EVENT] to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 3 December. If you would like to join in the fun [INSERT DETAILS OF EVENT – TIME, DATE, ADDRESS, RSVP]

You can also use social media to post photos of your celebration after the event using #idpwd.

We can also share your event photos on social media via the IDPwD Facebook page.

Please note: before you post photos online make sure you have permission from the people in the photos. Before taking a photo of a child, or distributing a photo of a child, make sure you have written permission from their parent.

Community Service Announcements

You can send a Community Service Announcement (CSA) to local newspapers and radio stations, and pin it on community noticeboards.

CSAs should be around 60 words in length and include the event details.

Here’s an example you can use:

3 December is International Day of People with Disability – a day to break down disability barriers and celebrate abilities.

[INSERT ORGANISATION/SCHOOL] will celebrate with a [INSERT EVENT/ACTIVITY] at [INSERT LOCATION] on [INSERT DAY, DATE] at [INSERT TIME].

Come along and celebrate the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.

For more information call [INSERT NUMBER] or visit http://www.idpwd.com.au/

Media releases

You can send a one page media release to your local paper two weeks before your event. It should include the following information:

  • Details of the event – who, what, where, when, why and how.
  • Information on IDPwD and your organisation
  • A quote from your nominated spokesperson (preferably someone who attracts media attention). Make sure you have permission for any quotes you use.
  • Include the names of any high profile people attending such as the Mayor or MPs.
  • Let the media know what photos they could take at the event.
  • Seek permission from parents before you include children in any photos.

You can use the following media release example.

Released [date]

[INSERT HEADLINE]

[INSERT ORGANISATION NAME] will be joining the celebrations for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on 3 December with a [INSERT A COUPLE OF WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR EVENT, WHERE AND WHEN IT’S BEING HELD].

[INSERT SPOKESPERSON, POSITION & ORGANISATION] said a range of community leaders including [INSERT NAMES OF COMMUNITY LEADERS] will be [INSERT DETAILS OF THEIR PARTICIPATION] to support this important day.

“We are delighted [INSERT NAME] will be [INSERT EVENT ACTIVITIES],” said [INSERT SPOKESPERSON’S NAME].

“International Day of People with Disability is a day to celebrate the many contributions people with disability make to our community.

“Getting involved in celebrations for this UN sanctioned day is a chance to challenge myths, improve awareness and take positive action to change inclusion and accessibility for people with disability.”

If you would like to attend this event or would like to find out more, please contact [INSERT CONTACT NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION]

Ends

For further media information please contact [INSERT NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER]

Photo opportunity

[INSERT A DESCRIPTION OF A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY YOU THINK THE MEDIA MIGHT LIKE AND WHAT TIME IT WILL BE HAPPENING].

If media cannot attend your event, you can provide them with some good quality, interesting photos (with captions) following your celebration.

Please note: before you send photos to the media make sure you have permission from the people in the photos. Before taking a photo of a child, or distributing a photo of a child, make sure you have written permission from their parent.

The Twibbon

Raise awareness of International Day of People with Disability by ‘pinning’ the blue and orange Twibbon to your social media profile picture.