International Day of People with a Disability

Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014

The University community is encouraged to embrace International Day of People with a Disability which occurs each year on 3 December.  It is a day sanctioned by the United Nations that aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity and rights.

Short film screening for staff

Staff are invited to attend a screening of Work Mate a thought-provoking and entertaining short film, which explores how misunderstandings or fears about disability can limit our opportunities and experiences in life.  The screening will be held at 12 midday ADST on Tuesday 2 December. The film runs for 20 minutes, and will be followed by a discussion to explore the key themes.  Please register by Friday 28.  

Breaking down barriers

The theme for International Day of People with a Disability 2014 is 'Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology', and focuses on the role of technology in breaking down barriers and improving access to entertainment, work, communication and basic information seeking for people with a disability. For more information - visit International Day of People with a Disability website.

Over one billion people or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability and face physical, social, economic and attitudinal barriers that exclude them from participating fully and effectively in the community.

The ACU community supports staff and students with disabilities to overcome challenges and reach their potential, which aligns with the mission and values of the University. We celebrate and are inspired by those who strive to achieve despite barriers. 

For more information about support for students with a disability visit ACU Equity and Disability Unit.

Staff and supervisors who require further assistance are encouraged to contact their local HR Consultant