The IPC supports International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2019

Evidence and experience have shown that when barriers to inclusion are removed and persons with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in societal life, their entire community benefits.

International Day of Disabled Persons has been commemorated annually on 3 December since 1992 and aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities and to increase awareness of their situation.

The 2019 theme is Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises disability in its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). This is specifically in parts related to education, growth, employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements and data collection and monitoring of the SGDs.

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) proudly supports accessibility and inclusion through its own services such as the website’s ReadSpeaker, which allows you to access IPC website information in audio form. We also support the exercise of privacy and information access rights of persons with a disability, for example, through:

  • a guide for NSW public sector agencies that handle personal information about adults with decision-making disabilities
  • the 2019 Right to Know theme Access to Information: Leaving no one behind in the digital age, to enable people to exercise rights as technology changes government operations.

For more information on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, go here.