International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) - 3rd December 2019
1981 was designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Disabled People and since then, 3rd December has been marked as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of disabled people and the gains derived from their integration into every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of our communities.
The theme for this year is ‘promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 development agenda’.
Here at LJMU, we are committed to challenging all forms of discrimination and has adopted the social model of disability and the principle of inclusivity. We comply with the equality Act 2010 and its public sector equality duty with regard to promoting equality for all protected characteristics.
At LJMU, we are committed to doing much more than follow the law. We encourage our disabled staff and students to be able to contribute fully to the vibrant life of the University and we all have a part to make this happen.
Students can find out more about the support services available to them via this link: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/student-support/students-with-a-disability
Staff can find out more via this link: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/staff/edi/equality-networks-and-champions/staff-disability-network