International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed on December 3 every year with the aim to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities and to break down the barriers to inclusion that they face.
What do disability rights mean? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put this concept in the right perspective last year on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. He pointed out that disability rights are about things you can see and touch that make a difference.
“They are about sidewalks with curb cuts; public buildings with accessible bathrooms; restaurants, stores, hotels, and universities with ramps and elevator access; buses with lifts; and train platforms with tactile strips”, he remarked.