The purpose of the day is to promote the rights, well-being and achievements of people with disabilities across all of society.
As a whole, there are still barriers that restrict disabled persons from fully participating in society, whether it be transport, employment and education alongside social and political participation.
The theme for 2018’s day is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality“. It is focussed on empowering disabled people as agents of change, streamlining the process towards a fair and equal society.
Building on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development looks at creating equal education for all, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and full, productive employment for everyone including people with disabilities.
As part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPD2018), The Guardian and ITV News have released some inspiring articles sharing the experiences of people with disabilities, the barriers they face and what they have done to overcome these barriers.
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