Key dates and campaigns that contribute to greater inclusion of people with disability provide valuable opportunities for organisations to inspire awareness and understanding in the workplace.
By linking back to your organisation’s wider goals and values, awareness days can help you promote a culture of inclusion and demonstrate your commitment to a workplace that is accessible, safe and supports everyone to reach their full potential.
As we move into the second half of 2019, here’s a list of campaign dates to add to your calendar, including key hashtags to help you keep in touch, get ideas and share your contributions.
R U OK? Day
12 September 2019
R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask the simple but important question: Are you okay? It aims to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with those around them and support anyone going through a tough time.
R U OK? at Work is a suite of resources and practical guidance to help people navigate a conversation with someone they’re worried about in the workplace.
R U OK? Day Kits are available to download, which include fantastic resources to help you support and celebrate this campaign in your workplace.
Key hashtags: #RUOK #RUOKDay #RUOKEveryday
International Day for Universal Access to Information
28 September 2019
International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to ensure the participation of all people in the global information society.
Access to information is directly linked to the enjoyment of basic rights and freedoms. It has the power to transform lives. For one billion people with disability in the world, access to information and technology provides an opportunity to enhance their social, political and economic participation and reach their full potential.
Key hashtags: #IDUAI #AccessToInfo #RightToKnow