IDPwD 2018

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It’s the IDPwD – International Day for People with Disability and we want to celebrate all that’s good about our friends and colleagues with disabilities.  Many disabled people make a massive difference for all of use, no matter how big or small the actions, so here are some of our favourites from 2018 (so far).

What is the International Day for People with Disability?

It’s a UN-Sanctioned day that was first proclaimed in 1992 – making it 26 years old!  The day is celebrated around the world, with all forms of disability highlighted to demonstrate both the challenges and successes that disabled people face.  It encourages inclusion and action, as well as raising awareness.

IDPwD 2018 – Chloe HB

Chloe sprung to the front pages of the news earlier this year through her collaboration with ASOS for a disabled-person friendly festival jump-suit.  The outfit was designed to support a number of disabilities whilst looking on trend and feeling good to wear.

ASOS All in One - ASOS launch clothing

We interviewed Chloe about her experience and fully expect to hear more from her in 2019.  You can follow Chloe on Twitter to get her latest news.

IDPwD 2018 – Martyn Sibley

It’s fair to say that many people know Martyn as a trail blazer – someone who shows us that achieving our dreams is possible.  This year has certainly been a busy time, with Martyn speaking around the world and featuring in the top ten of the Shaw Trust Disabled Power List.

IDPwD 2018 - Martyn Sibley

Not content with this, Martyn also has pushed forward through the Disability Horizons Tribe project as well as taking on a huge life challenge – a puppy.

IDPwD 2018 – Dr Hannah Barham-Brown

Hannah is a power-house of energy and enthusiasm, training to be a GP alongside her extra work campaigning for the rights of disabled people. Hannah’s highlights in 2018 include talking at the People’s Vote Rally and featuring in the Shaw Trust Disabled Power List.  She’s also moved halfway across the county and recently changed to a powerchair.

IDPwD 2018 - Hannah Barham-Brown

We managed to catch up with Hannah, who said:

“Admitting you need support can be difficult and taking that first step for me with a powerchair means that I’ll achieve success in my life, just through a different means of mobility”

IDPwD 2018 – You

We want to know your stories and successes this year that show disability is not a barrier to achieving a goal, no matter how big or small.  Please add them to the comments below and if you’d like to tell us more, drop us an email and we’ll add them to this page.  We want to celebrate 2018 and your story will form part of that.  You can log in using your social media or register.

Not got a story but want to join in?  Share this on your Facebook or Twitter – get the conversation going.

A wheelchair user for 20 years, Dominic looks at how a wheelchair works for its user base, not the brochure. Dominic is our lead editor.

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