International Day of Persons with Disabilities


3rd December 2015 International Day of Persons with Disabilities 

“The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilise support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.” –  United Nations Enable, available from [accessed 02/12/2015]

The themes for this year are

*inclusive and accessible cities

*improving data and statistics

*invisible disabilities

Things to think about

*the barriers surrounding inclusion which are faced

*obstacles relating to transportation, employment and education

*focussing on ability not disability

*challenging societies image of disabled people

The Learning Support Centre provide support which includes mobility support, personal care support additional to areas of support in further and higher education. Our aim is to support our service users to access education, the workplace and provide general support with day to day living. Clients may include people with learning difficulties due to gaps in education or people with physical disabilities, neurological conditions (e.g. dyslexia) and mental health issues, who wish to develop and enhance skills for study and work.