World Disability Day aims at increasing public awareness, understanding and accepting people with disability and celebrating their achievements and contributions.
International Day of persons with 'Disabilities' has been annually observed 3 December globally. Theme of 2023 is " Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post Covid-19 world by, fir and with persons with disabilities."
The observance of the day focuses to increase awareness of persons with disabilities in every aspect of poltical, social, economic and cultural life. Initially it was proclaimed 1992 by U.N. General Assembly.
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. This theme focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable and sustainable development envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Quotes About Disability
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
“….What I learned was that these athletes were not disabled, they were super–abled. The Olympics is where heroes are made. The Paralympics is where heroes come.”
― Joey Reiman
“I choose not to place ‘DIS’, in my ability.”
― Robert M. Hensel
“Life is all about balance. Since I have only one leg, I understand that well.”
― Sandy Fussell, Shaolin Tiger
“Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.”
“I’m officially disabled, but I’m truly enabled because of my lack of limbs. My unique challenges have opened up unique opportunities to reach so many in need.”
“I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn’t let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness – I want to turn my disability into ability.”
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
World Disability Day Poster