Nearly 15 percent of the world’s population has some kind of disability according to the World Health Organization. And yet, this population is underrepresented in the media and in our communities.
December 3, is an annual day of observance started in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly to “promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society.”
The United Nations indicates that “Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities are less likely to access health care, education, employment and to participate in the community. An integrated approach is required to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind.”
Here are some ways for us all to help recognize this day and work towards inclusion for people of all abilities:
- Only boost disabled creators content on social media platforms like TikTok,
- Educate yourself on our history and civil rights movements in regards to people with disabilities
- Think about the ways in which the things you do can be more inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities, at work, in your personal life, and online.
You can learn more with the resources below: