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See the ability with International Day of People with Disability

29 Nov 2021

This Friday (December 3) is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

The purpose behind the day is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This year's theme for IDPwD is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’.

Watch the video below with USC students as they share their experiences studying with a disability and how we can help create equitable platforms at USC.

How can you support IDPwD? 
Find out about USC's Diversity and Inclusion Plan

This year, show your individual commitment and raise your awareness of disability by familiarising yourself with the supports, services and resources at USC. This call to action sits within the Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2021-2023 and supports USC’s commitment to ensuring equity of access and engagement for students and staff with disabilities.

We each need to choose to be inclusive in our behaviour and actions. For more information contact

Watch IDPwD videos

Explore the lives and experiences of Australians with disability in the IDPwD videos, and see the ability in disability.

Watch the videos

Big day out for IDPwD

Big day out at the beach planned for all abilities

Sunshine Coast Council has joined forces with Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club to celebrate International Day of People with Disability with a free family fun event for everyone to participate in and enjoy. Activities include volleyball, an all-abilities rugby program, tai chi, seated Zumba, access mats, beach wheelchairs, a mobile hoist, sand and water play. Mooloolaba SLSC will also be hosting a fundraising barbecue on the day.

When: Friday 3 December, 10am-3pm (BBQ 11.30am-1pm)

Book now! Tickets to this COVID Safe event are essential.