About International Day of People with Disability
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), is held on 3 December annually. Internationally, the day is celebrated, raises awareness of people with disability and promotes the equitable inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of life.
It’s the perfect opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate their commitment to disability inclusion.
If you are a member, consider how you can promote the work you do both internally and externally. If you are not a member now is the perfect time to launch your organisations commitment to disability inclusion.
How your organisation can get involved
There are many ways your organisation can celebrate the day. Whether it’s an event, launching changes or promoting the work you have been doing throughout the year.
For more ideas and tools for your organisation to get involved, download our International Day of People with Disability workplace kit.
Learning opportunities: webinars
Join us for a free webinar to help develop your skills and become more disability confident:
Barriers and enablers to workplace adjustments
- When: Wednesday 29 November
- Time: 11 am (AEDT)
- Length: 45 mins
This webinar will go through the barriers and enablers to requesting and receiving workplace adjustments across the employee life cycle.
We will present the preliminary results of the Workplace Adjustments research that we have undertaken. Using surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups, we heard from 200 organisations, and 400 people with disability, mental health condition or long term health condition.
The webinar will present:
- What organisations, employees and jobseekers told us about their experiences of workplace adjustments
- Solutions from the perspectives of organisations and employees
- Recommendations and practical ‘Workplace Adjustments How to Guide’
Disability confidence through dignified design
Hear from Tom Bevan, Dignified Access Lead and Hayley Brooks, Customer and Employee Experience Lead as they share insights on the concepts of dignified access and co-design, highlighting the importance of embedding accessibility into all stages of the design of products, services and environments.
Dignified Access and co-design go beyond compliance with Australian Standards to provide safe, dignified and equitable access, whilst taking into consideration the user experience from the perspectives of locomotion, vision, reach and stretch, dexterity, thinking, communicating and hearing.
Resources to help you raise awareness
We created a range of resources to help your organisation have a better understanding of this globally celebrated day, and help you spread awareness on disability inclusion.
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