International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Join Student Accessibility Services (SAS) for conversations, poster sessions, free popcorn, and information on accessibility and universal design as we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

This year, Student Accessibility Services and the Accessibility Advisory Committee City of Edmonton (AAC) will celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 4, 2017 in Van Vliet Centre 2-610 and 2-605 (student and graduate student lounges), Social Street, Main Gym, and Steadward Centre.

This year's theme is Health and Wellness. The day's celebration is an opportunity to advocate for accessibility and Universal Design (UD) and create an interdisciplinary environment for relevant research, education, and practice. To this end, we are organizing peer-reviewed poster presentation and exhibit sessions for the event. 

Call for Poster and Exhibit Proposals

Academics, service providers, practitioners, designers and artists dedicated to original research, design and artistic works on disability and accessibility are welcome to submit proposals.

Learn more.

Call for volunteers

Interested in participating in IDPD as a volunteer? Contact SAS Reception at sasrec@ualberta.ca for more information.




The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote action and raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. Currently, approximately 1 billion persons live with disabilities in the world, or 15 per cent of the global population.