The International Day of People with DisAbility offers a wonderful opportunity to raise community awareness about the abilities of people with disAbilities. It gives us a chance to bring disAbility issues into the foreground in a positive and open manner.
Perhaps the best way to raise awareness is by using the media. Community events constitute good human-interest stories, and depending on the schedules of the journalists and the news of the moment, it is highly likely that your International Day of People with DisAbility event will be covered.
However, you can not be complacent. To ensure that your event gains maximum coverage, write about your event and submit the article to the media. Let local journalists know what you have planned and invite them along to cover the story. This section will help you write articles and it will provide some advice on obtaining publicity.