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 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on Monday, December 4, 2017 in the Van Vliet Complex (rooms 2-610 and 2-605, Social Street, and Main Gym), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 poster presentation and exhibit sessions for the event. 

Call for Poster and Exhibit Proposals

The call for posters has now closed. Learn more about this year's posters and presenters here.

Call for volunteers

Interested in participating in IDPD as a volunteer? Contact SAS Reception at 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.