MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today encouraged communities in Northern Tablelands to think and act inclusively to mark International Day of People with Disability, this Thursday, 3 December.
“On International Day of People with Disability I encourage everyone to think about the part they can play in building an accessible and inclusive community where everyone is equally supported to pursue their goals,” Mr Marshall said.
“Celebrating International Day of People with Disability draws attention to what we can do to make this region a better place for people with disability.
“That includes workplaces, schools and individuals. Being inclusive benefits the entire community, not just people with disability.”
International Day of People with Disability is held each year on 3 December. It is designated by the United Nations as a time to celebrate and recognise the achievements, contributions and abilities of people with disability.
International Day of People with Disability is celebrated annually by the NSW Government with the Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign, which celebrates the diversity and ability of people with disability. The campaign runs from 30 November to 13 December.
Now in its 12th year, Don’t DIS my ABILITY aims to help all Australians overcome the fear they may have of offending people with disability when interacting with them and focuses on breaking down barriers and encourages positive interactions.
This year’s campaign theme is ‘Inclusion is about U and I’.
For more information visit www.dontdismyability.com.au