International Day of Disabled People (IDoDP), on 3 December, is a United Nations sanctioned date when we celebrate the achievements and contributions of disabled people, raise awareness of disability inequality and promote the rights of disabled people.

The 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

The University’s Disability Staff Forum, Students Union, Attenborough Arts Centre, Staff Health and Wellbeing, Student Welfare Service, IT Services and EDI Team are coming together to mark IDoDP with a week of activities.

IDoDP is one day on the international calendar, yet throughout the year we will continue to work together to make the University a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive place for disabled staff, students and visitors.