IDPwD 2020

Welcome to International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)!

This year, we will promote and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of people with disability through online stories and videos which will be shared on the IDPwD website and social media channels.

For IDPwD 2020, we have partnered with the ABC to feature the creative work of emerging content makers with disability. The partnership provides a unique national platform to increase public awareness, understanding and recognition of the contributions of people with disability within our community. Programs will run across ABC Radio, TV, online and on demand. We are very excited to continue the conversation about disability across the year and into 2021 with the help of the ABC.

We also want to encourage you to share our messages of inclusion and diversity and your own messages of ‘seeing the ability in disability’ through your online and social media channels – #DisableStereotypes.

If you are keen to host or attend an event for IDPwD, we recommend you do so while aligning with relevant state/territory restrictions. Alternatively, we would suggest you consider celebrating the 4.4 million Australians living with disability through a digital or online activity.

See the Ability in Disability


When you see someone with disability, what do you think?
Do you see joy?
Connection…
People enjoying everything life has to offer…
Do you see the achievement?
Physically…
Intellectually…
Do you see a fulfilling career?
Beauty…
Talent…
Challenge the way you think about disability.
See the ability in disability.

See the Ability in Disability with Auslan


When you see someone with disability, what do you think?
Do you see joy?
Connection…
People enjoying everything life has to offer…
Do you see the achievement?
Physically…
Intellectually…
Do you see a fulfilling career?
Beauty…
Talent…
Challenge the way you think about disability.
See the ability in disability.

See the Ability in Disability with Audio Description


When you see someone with disability, what do you think?
A girl jumps on a trampoline
Do you see joy?
A woman kisses her partner
Connection…
A family plays wheelchair sports
People enjoying everything life has to offer…
A man lifts weights from a wheelchair
Do you see the achievement?
Physically…
A woman wearing an earpiece skies
Intellectually…
Women with low vision running meetings and a radio broadcast
Do you see a fulfilling career?
A model blows a kiss
Beauty…
A woman sings
Talent…
A man hauls himself up a track
Challenge the way you think about disability.
See the ability in disability.

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