Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec. 3

In a collaborative effort, the Office of Disability Services and Trio DSS will be promoting International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) by offering information to students, faculty and staff at an IDPD table 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3 on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.

The world population includes more than 7 billion people and more than one billion people, or approximately 15% of the world’s population, live with some form of disability; 80% live in developing countries.

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life

The following information describes what would be considered a person with a disability: an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, has a record of such a disability or is regarded as having a disability.

If you are a student with a disability that is interested in receiving possible accommodations, fill out the  Disability Servcies Intake Form. If you are a student with a disability and are needing tutoring, academic advising, career development, study skills assistance, and financial literacy assistance please contact Trio DSS.

If you are a staff or faculty member interested in receiving possible workplace accommodations, contact the HR Total Rewards Team at totalrewards@wichita.edu.