4 Unique Ways to Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Published on: 16 Nov, 2023

Inclusivity is not just a concept but a celebration! As we approach the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, observed globally on December 3rd, it's the perfect time to shine a light on the myriad ways we can honour and empower individuals with diverse abilities. In this blog, we'll explore creative and meaningful ways to commemorate this day, fostering an inclusive environment and promoting awareness. 

Since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the celebration of people with disabilities to encourage them and spread more awareness on the subject. This year’s theme emphasizes 'United in action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with and by persons with disabilities.’ So, join us in making a positive impact and championing diversity as we embrace the spirit of International Day for Persons with Disabilities.

Book an Atypical Experience

You will not believe how many performing artists with disabilities are waiting for a chance to showcase their talent and mesmerize the audience. Atypical Advantage alone has over 500 performers with disabilities listed across 10+ categories such as dancers, singers, musicians, and stand-up comedy artists among many more. To extend your support for the cause all the while entertaining your employees, book a stunning performance by a person with a disability. You will not only have a gala time but you will also be helping a talented artist earn a dignified livelihood.

Engage Entrepreneurs and Artists with Disabilities

The pandemic urged many people with disabilities to start a business or do something of their own. Whether it’s handicrafts, candles, chocolates, or even handbags, you will find buzzing entrepreneurs making their mark in the industry with unparalleled products, all made with love and hard work. If you’re working for a commercial space or own a mall, you can even invite them to put up a stall and give them an avenue to reach a wider audience. 

Moreover, you can also choose to decorate your space with vibrant artworks made by artists with disabilities. We already have a plethora of artworks on our platform from contemporary and abstract to Warli paintings and landscapes. What’s more? You can commission an artwork to go with your space from an artist of your choice. According to your specifications and design needs, our artists are adept at creating artwork that perfectly captures your vision. 

Conduct a Workshop

If you are looking for a way to celebrate international disability day with your corporate team, why not book an atypical workshop with us? We can organize informative and stimulating workshops for you and your colleagues. We understand the challenges and opportunities of disability inclusion, and we can provide you with relevant and engaging material. You will learn from our speakers and trainers who have expertise and experience in disability awareness and inclusion. You will also participate in interactive activities and discussions that will help you develop your skills and knowledge. Our workshops are customized to suit your needs, interests, and expectations. We can help you create a more inclusive and diverse workplace culture. 

The workshops fall under two categories - for awareness and sensitization which will include topics like Digital Accessibility, Indian Sign Language, and Neurodiversity training; the second category involves more engaging activities like doodling, calligraphy, mandala, and disability simulation games. Benefit from these unique workshops let people with disabilities share their talent with everyone. 

Organize a Panel Discussion

Another possible way to celebrate international disability day with your team is to invite motivational speakers and panelists with disabilities to share their stories and perspectives. Inspiring and influential speakers and panelists who have overcome various challenges and achieved remarkable success can inspire employees and sensitize them towards the cause. You will hear from them how they have turned their disabilities into strengths, how they have faced and overcome adversity, and how they have contributed to society and made a positive impact. You will also have the opportunity to ask them questions and engage in meaningful dialogue. 

Our speakers and panelists are experts in various fields and topics, such as entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, diversity, and inclusion. They can tailor their speeches and discussions to suit your needs, interests, and expectations. Such activities are designed to motivate, educate, and empower you and your colleagues. 

As we wrap up this exploration of celebrating International Day for Persons with Disabilities, let's remember that every action, big or small, contributes to a more inclusive world. Whether it's attending virtual events, volunteering your time, or sharing inspiring stories, Atypical Advantage encourages you to be an agent of positive change. Let's amplify the voices of those with diverse abilities, celebrate their achievements, and work towards a future where everyone has equal opportunities. Together, we can build a more accessible and inclusive world—one step at a time.

Atypical Advantage is India’s largest livelihood platform for Persons with Disabilities(PWD). Whether it is a singer looking for a show, a visual artist looking to sell their paintings, or job seekers with disabilities looking for career opportunities, it bridges the supply & demand side inefficiencies so that Persons with Disabilities can earn a dignified income. We have a large pool of 15,000+ talents with disabilities and have worked with 250+ corporates within a short span of 3 years. We were also featured on Shark Tank Season 2 and were declared the winner of the prestigious National Startup Award under the social impact category by the Union Government. For more information, visit our website here.

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