General Activities

The following activities can be used to create an event. Some are simple, others involve more planning, and all can be adapted to suit your needs.

  • Raise community awareness about disability issues by putting up a display at your local shopping centre, library, school or workplace.
  • Hold an awards ceremony that recognises the achievements of people with disabilities in your community. You could also recognise employers of people with disabilities, carers of people with disabilities, or businesses with good access facilities for people with disabilities.
  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper or magazine highlighting a disability issue.
  • Organise a writing / poetry / art competition at a local high school to discuss human rights issues, in particular focusing on the lives of people with disabilities.
  • Do some research to find out more about the lives of people with disabilities and how you could help make a difference. Your local library or council may have some suitable information. Display your findings.
  • Consider ways in which your group can celebrate through the arts. Contact local arts organisations to see what they are doing, and whether or not they can offer some advice.
  • Organise a guest speaker to talk about disability issues. This does not have to be anyone famous - lots of people have an interesting story to tell.
  • Run an inclusive sports carnival.
  • Organise a disability awareness staff training workshop.
  • Conduct a come & try day for people with a disability and their families of your services/facilities.