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International Day for People with a Disability

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Don’t DIS my ABILITY 2014

International Day of People with Disability, 3 December, is celebrated annually in NSW with the Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign. The Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign encourages the community to think and act inclusively, in all aspects of life.

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka launched the 2014 campaign on 5 November to celebrate the diversity and ability of people with disability.

“This year’s campaign is focused on challenging the public to re-evaluate the way they think about and engage with people with disabilities,” Mr Ajaka said. 

“One of the NSW Government’s priorities is to increase opportunities for people with disability to assist them in realising their potential.

“We want to build accessible and inclusive communities, schools and workplaces in which everyone is equally supported to pursue their goals. 

“To achieve this goal, educating the wider community is important, breaking down barriers and removing stereotypes.”

All the information about what’s happening for the 2014 Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign can be found on the website www.dontdismyability.com.au.

By visiting the website you can meet the 19 ambassadors, read the blog, watch videos, and download useful resources. This includes the What’s Hot & What’s Not Guide, which provides facts about disability in NSW and some great tips on language and etiquette. An extract of this guide is printed on one side of the campaign poster, which you can download to display at work or at events.

The 8th edition of the annual campaign magazine Made You Look is available to read online and in accessible versions. Made You Look contains stories about employment, inclusive behaviour, and families.

Find out more at the Don’t DIS my ABILITY website and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

INCLUDE: it’s the right choice.

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