International Day for Persons with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities

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As we continue to navigate the world of virtual celebrations, this year we are pleased to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities, opens a new window on an online platform.

Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, in collaboration with members of the community, have put together this virtual portal to celebrate the disability community in HRM.

This year’s theme is Not All Disabilities Are Visible and highlights the diversity of disability in our community.

Enjoy exploring the stories, videos, and reading lists below. Alternatively, you can view all content and full video transcripts here.

History and Proclamations

Community Stories and Celebration

What Accessibility Means to You: Community Stories

Learn more about community members who are active in the area of Accessibility Awareness, and celebrate what everyone can achieve!

Event Information: SHEroes Rising Symposium

On Dec. 3, guests will come together virtually to celebrate the spirit of women with disabilities in Nova Scotia. Learn more and register!

Event Information: Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival

View the full schedule for this 3-day (December 3-5) livestreamed event series, featuring workshops, roundtables, and special guests.

PAANS 2020 Scholarship Recipients

PAANS offers annual scholarships to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in pursuing education and training. Meet the 2020 recipients.

Videos About Disabilities

Library Resources and Tools

How To: Find Accessible Content Through the CELA Collection

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) holds over 450,000 items in accessible formats for all ages. Learn how to use this free tool.

Autism Tools: Borrow and Explore

In collaboration with Autism Nova Scotia, we have created kit bags filled with Sensory, Fidget, Communication, and Visual Tools.

How To: Browse Library Health Resources

Learn how to find credible and current information using the Library's Health & Wellness reference database.

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Download audiobooks and other accessible formats designed for individuals with print disabilities. Titles work on a wide variety of devices.
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