Thursday, December 03, 2009

book of seasons: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The U.N. has designated December 3 to be the International Day of Persons With Disabilities. From the U.N. Web site:

"The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The Day provides an opportunity to mobilize action to achieve the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982."

Today, take a moment to be aware of the accessibility of your surroundings.

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