The International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) is an opportunity for each of us to celebrate the achievements of people with disability, support the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disability and to help grow an equitable and inclusive society.

The theme of I-Day this year is ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world’. Innovation is finding new ways of doing things, this is the GetAboutAble way!

When the opportunity to administer the ACT Government’s 2022 I-Day Grant round was presented to us we were delighted. It’s such an honour learning about the work this year’s applicants do within our community, to ensure that Canberra is inclusive.

 We would like to congratulate the winners of the 2022 I-Day Grant round and we look forward to all the exciting events coming up in the next few weeks.

Upcoming I-Day Events:

University of Canberra: Students and staff on University of Canberra’s Bruce campus will celebrate I-Day 2022 and aim to raise awareness of the talent and contribution of individuals within our community, encourage participation and inclusion in higher education and celebrate diversity at Australia’s #1 university.

Tease-able Accessible Burlesque Dance classes: An inclusive and accessible dance program for beginners and intermediate burlesque dance students. There’s also an opportunity to perform in a real show at the end of term showcase.

A Stellar Lineup: The Stellar Company presents a stunning lineup of Canberra’s most engaging community dance companies, celebrating the power of inclusion and excellence in inclusive arts.

Belconnen High School: The 2022 I-Day celebration will involve:

● A screening of the short film ‘Focus on Ability’

● A demonstration of what Inclusion is or can look like through future directions posters

● Physical education competitions of goalball and seated volleyball

● Books on inclusion available to borrow

● Presentation of poster creations by Inclusion Education students who will also speak about what I-Day means to them.

Daydream Machine Expo: Daydream Machine Expo will celebrate I-Day by showcasing twenty-three neurodiverse Canberra young people aged 10-21yrs. All current Daydream Machine participants will be given the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artistic creations. Some of the talents on display include: artists, musicians, authors, jewellery designers, photographers, computer-animators, sculptors, graphic-designers and sound-engineers.

Hotel Etico: In celebration of I-Day, Hotel Etico will host an event in Canberra, bringing together potential participants, partners, community, and other interested parties, to showcase their open employment model.

Hands on Studio: Members of the public will be invited to join the Hands On community at their O’Connor studio on I-Day (3 December 2022) between 10:30am-14:30pm for a day of storytelling through the production of art making and sharing a BBQ lunch.

Happy Beat Dance Crew: In celebration of I-Day, Happy Beat Dance Crew will showcase an inclusive dance instruction for the whole community.

If you would like to attend or get involved with any of these I-Day events, let us know at contact@getaboutable.com and we will connect you with the event organisers.