In 1992, the United Nations Assembly proclaimed the 3rd December every year as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
At Aventido we are proud to be supporting this initiative, especially this year as the theme is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world“.
The UN’s focus this year covers three elements:
Innovation for disability-inclusive development in employment (SDG8): this dialogue will discuss the linkages between employment, knowledge, and skills required to access employment in an innovative, rapidly changing technological landscape to all and how assistive technologies can increase accessibility to employment and be mainstreamed in the workplace.
Innovation for disability-inclusive development in reducing inequality (SDG10): this dialogue will discuss innovations, practical tools, and good practices to reduce inequalities in both public and private sectors, which are disability-inclusive and interested in promoting diversity in the workplace.
Innovation for disability-inclusive development: sport as an exemplar case: a sector where all of these aspects coalesce; sport as a good practice example and a site of innovation, employment, and equity.
Point one directly relates to the work that Aventido does in providing technology that increases accessibility to employment as well as, of course, within the education sector too. Aventido CEO, Antony Ruck, said this about IDPD 2022:
"Awareness of Assistive Technology, and the role of the Assistive Technologist, are crucial in our society, so I'm truly delighted that the theme of IDPD2022 is "Transformative solutions for inclusive development". Never was there a better description of AT!"
Antony Ruck, Aventido CEO
At Aventido, we passionately aspire to help individuals develop as well as give their best to the workplace and wider society using the most appropriate technology tools, that unlocks potential.
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