INTERNATIONAL DISABILITIES DAY
Published: 3rd December 2018, 10:11am
With 3rd December being International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce our new campaign here in the SU!
Over the last academic year, we received feedback from some of our students who identify as having disabilities, that they felt uncomfortable accessing facilities such as lifts, accessible toilets, and disability or wellbeing support across campus, if they have an invisible disability.
An invisible disability is one which cannot be seen, and may not affect individuals each day but, one which can be equally as challenging as a more visible condition. This is an umbrella term for many conditions, including chronic fatigue and pain syndromes, as well as mental health issues and neurological conditions.
YSJ is well known for being inclusive and for that to continue, there will be posters put all around campus to remind everyone of these conditions, at 2.30pm in Holgate; Converge Choir will be performing Christmas Carols in sign language. The front of university campus will also be lit up in the colour purple to mark the International Day of Disabled people.
As today is a day for celebrating our differences, it’s the perfect time to remember that despite these differences, we’re all part of the YSJ family!
If you are around campus today, please come into Holgate and show your support.
Emma Sayce, Disabilities Liberation Officer