International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) is a United Nations celebration held each year on December 3rd. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. The theme for 2019 is “The Future is Accessible,” which means that everyone must work toward a future where people can access a building without using stairs, can get a job without fear of discrimination, and can access a mainstream classroom.
In recognition of International Day of People with Disabilities, the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGLCA), a division of ALA, encourages you and your team to check out our free toolkits designed to help you create a more welcoming and accessible library environment for visitors with disabilities.
For more information, please visit the websites of the advocacy and educational organizations provided at the end of each toolkit. We also encourage you to visit the ASGCLA website at www.asgcladirect.org.