International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Event Date:
Sunday, December 3, 2023

December 3 is recognized as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It was first proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1992, following the International Year of the Disabled Person in 1981 and the UN Decade of Disabled Persons, 1983–1992. The Day was created to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, and to increase awareness of their experiences in all areas of society. Disabilities, which can be visible or invisible, are experienced differently by each person, and can intersect with other forms of identity.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are valued at UPEI, and are central to our mission and vision. These values are fundamental to empowering members of our campus to reach their full potential in the classroom and the broader community. 

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