International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) celebrates the achievements and contributions of the 4.4 million Australians living with disability. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the barriers people with disability face in many aspects of their lives, while supporting the development of an inclusive Australian society.

The day is celebrated annually on 3 December, with this year’s celebrations carried out a little differently due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What’s on

Multi-sensory story time

Join Sarah from the Vision Australia Feelix Library and a very special Seeing Eye Dog to celebrate International Day for People with a Disability. This session is open to children of all ages and diverse abilities. Learn more about Multi-sensory storytime.

Life without limits booklist

Another way to get involved is by checking out our Life Without Limits booklist. This is a special collection of stories and memoirs written by people with experience of disability, showing the importance of inclusion and diversity.

Coming in 2021

Next Chapter Book Club

Our libraries are set to launch the Next Chapter Book Club, a community-based book club program for adolescents and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities that encourages reading, learning and making friends in a relaxed community setting.

For more information and to register, email [email protected].

Online Training Hub

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre (BVRC) in partnership with Eastern Volunteers has successfully secured a grant to develop an online training hub that seeks to address barriers to volunteering, focusing on culturally and linguistically diverse people and people living with disability. 

For more information, contact the Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre.