Be prepared for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on December 3. The organisation has launched a video called ‘see the ability in disability’ which seeks to challenge perceptions of disability, tackling the common stereotypes of what it is like for the 4.4 million Australians currently living with disability.
The video highlights the abilities and achievements of people with disability, both high profile people and everyday Australians with disability, enjoying everything life has to offer.
In addition to the video, IDPwD have a new lapel pin design for this year. The design forms a small component of a bright and beautiful painting by South Australian artist and poet, Oliver Mills. With help from his art mentor, Oliver uses specially designed equipment and modified methods to create brushstrokes for his pieces. While Oliver lives with cerebral palsy, his work is a unique written and visual expression of how he sees the world.
You can read more about Oliver Mills in the December/January issue of Link Disability Magazine, which will be published in mid-December.
To help you host an International Day of People with Disability event, the organisation can provide the new lapel pins if you register your event on the IDPwD website.