Each year, 3 December marks International Day of People with Disabilities, a United Nations-sanctioned day celebrated worldwide. This year, hidden disabilities and the impact of the coronavirus on isolation and mental health are in the spotlight.
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, leading broadcasting BBC has launched their new commitment to boost disability representation for 2020 on and off screen in a three-part plan.
Across the world, one billion people – or 15 per cent of the worldwide population – live with a disability. Each year, International Day of Persons with Disabilities works to raise awareness and celebrate disability; and 2019 is no different.