International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018
Think differently about Disability
In conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD), our campaigns encourage organisations, community groups and individuals in Guernsey to ‘Think Differently about Disability’ and #MakeAChange for greater inclusivity and accessibility, especially for our 13,000 disabled islanders and 4,000+ carers.
Why do we need to ‘Think Differently about Disability’?
We want to take a full and active part in the community, to eat out, shop, work, travel, play sport, be educated, be entertained, to take part in the full range of activities the island offers. Currently there are a number of barriers that prevent many disabled islanders from doing that, many perceptions are they are physical i.e. wheelchair accessibility but they are also key factors around attitudes & behaviours around disability and inclusion. Download our Think Differently flyer
What can we do differently?
With a gap in Guernsey around legalisation and information, the We All Matter Eh? team have designed a number of Change Cards, these are hints and tips on specific areas and are designed to assist and signpost to resources to help #MakeAChange. We are growing the number of cards in response to feedback but the current suite include: Building & design, tourism, businesses, free disability awareness training including language and hidden disabilities, web accessibility and more … Please check the Change Cards here and then register your intent to #MakeAChange so we can support you & showcase the changes taking place, we will celebrate these on the official UN Day, which is the 3rd December each year.