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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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WFOT supports The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2014

 

 

  "Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”

 

Around 10% of the world’s population, or 650 million people, live with disabilities. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life. [Acknowledgement to WHO].

WFOT supports the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD). On this day, WFOT encourages you to support events in your community and nation, to promote the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities, and to promote the role of occupational therapy.

The United Nations advises that this year the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will focus on the role of technology in:

- Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Responses
- Creating Enabling Working Environments
- Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals

 

The WFOT Resource Centre offers the following related resources:

World Report on Disability 2011 – launched

Statement on Occupational Therapy April 2010

Position Statements:

• Client-centredness in Occupational Therapy (2010)
• Community Based Rehabilitation (2004)
• Consumer Interface with Occupational Therapy (2010)
• Diversity and Culture (2010)
• Human Displacement revised (2014)
• Human Rights (2006)
• Occupational Therapy in Disaster, Preparedness and Response (2014)
• Vocational Rehabilitation (2012)

Other Resources:

 

Reports on IDPwD and Related Activities