Going Purple for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Its International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on Sunday 3 December.

IDPD is run by the UN’s Division for Social Policy and Development Disability and aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and gain support for the dignity, rights and well-being of disabled people.

It also aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all areas of society, and to grow awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

To coincide with IDPD 2017 PurpleSpace, which is the world’s only professional development hub for disability network leaders, is running a campaign for organisations to turn purple.

The theme for IDPD is 2017 transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all and all of the UN’s member states are being encouraged to strengthen the role of disabled people as agents of change.

So PurpleSpace decided to encourage its own community of global disability change agents to lead celebrations from the front by creating a Purple Light Up to mark IDPD.

The Purple Light Up has seen a wave of pledges of support from organisations including: Barclays, BP, Disabled Police Association, Government Departments, KPMG and Wales Millennium Centre.

One of the ways organisations are being asked to support the campaign is to dress building in purple, which might include using flags, bunting and lighting, as well as internal spaces.

And as we are a technology company we thought the best way we could show our support for the campaign is turn our website purple from Friday until Monday (1/12/17 – 4/12/17)

Is your organisation turning purple this year to support IDPD? Tweet us your photos to @reciteme using these hashtags #PurpleLightUp for #IDPD and we’ll make sure we share them to show the world what’s happening.

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