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December 3rd is International Day of Disabled Persons


This Sunday is International Day of Disabled Persons (IDPD). The United Nations (UN) created IDPD in 1992 as a way to generate an understanding of people with disabilities and support their dignity, rights and well-being […]. [It] IDPD also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life” - UN website

The Ottawa Public Library is committed to serving customers with disabilities and removing barriers that might prevent them from accessing services. Accessibility Services ensures all branches of the Library have materials and services for all customers regardless of their needs.


Here are some reading recommendations from Accessibility Services in honor of IDPD: 

Exile & Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation

Clare, Eli. 2015

Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, & Discovery

Adams, Rachel. 2013

Me Before You

Moyes, Jojo. 2012

Miracle Boy Grows up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity

Mattlin, Ben. 2012

Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and their Journey through Schizophrenia

Wagner, Pamela Spiro. 2005

Never Give In, Never Give Up

Lawson, Carlana Stone. 2005