November 29, 2019

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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EDMONTON –– “All Albertans have the right to dignity and to participate fully in our society, yet persons with disabilities continue to face discrimination and significant barriers to inclusion,” said Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly. “Each of us can make a difference in the lives of others by helping to eliminate stigma, recognizing the diverse abilities of all people and contributing to a society that supports the full personal and professional development of all.”

On December 3 the Legislative Assembly of Alberta will recognize the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day that promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 12:15 p.m.
Legislature Rotunda

The Legislature Building is wheelchair accessible. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioner will be available for this public event.

Remarks will be made by both the Government and the Official Opposition.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations’ General Assembly. To find out more about this day go to https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities.

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MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Tracey Sales, Communications Consultant
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
780.415.9584tracey.sales@assembly.ab.ca

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