We’re all able to do anything
November is celebrated globally as Disability Awareness Month. The international theme proclaimed by the United Nations for this year is:
“Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development”.
Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others
A large number of people with disabilities remain excluded from social economic and political activities because of prejudice and false perceptions about what they can and cannot do. The Disability Awareness Month offers an opportunity for every single person and institution to remove these barriers and to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through concrete action.
SAfm supports Disability Month in raising awareness of the challenges and difficulties that face our fellow South Africans daily.