Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
4 December 2014
On 3 December the world marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities — a day recognised by the United Nations (UN) to promote understanding of disability issues and raise awareness of disability rights.
One of the major themes being celebrated was how workplaces can become more disability-friendly – and the key role that technology can play in this.
Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Chief Executive Clare Pelham was invited to speak at a special event to commemorate the day at the UN Headquarters in New York. She spoke about the work we are doing both in the UK and internationally to support disabled people into jobs or to start their own businesses.
Our livelihoods projects are supporting disabled people into employment in 10 developing countries. In Africa and Asia nearly 20,000 people are now employed thanks to enabling technology and support through our projects.