International Day of People with Disabilities 2022

The theme this year is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world“.

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

The 2022 global observance to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be around the overarching theme of innovation and transformative solutions for inclusive development, covering in three different interactive dialogues the following thematic topics:

Innovation for disability inclusive development in employment (SDG8): this dialogue will discuss the linkages between employment, knowledge and skills required to access employment in an innovative, rapidly changing technological landscape to all and how assistive technologies can increase accessibility to employment and be mainstreamed in the workplace.

Innovation for disability inclusive development in reducing inequality (SDG10): this dialogue will discuss innovations, practical tools and good practices to reduce inequalities in both public and private sectors, which are disability inclusive and interested in promoting diversity in the workplace.

Innovation for disability inclusive development: sport as an exemplar case: a sector where all of these aspects coalesce; sport as a good practice example and a site of innovation, employment and equity.

Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 22, November 2022
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 10, examining the mortality risk for people aged 25-44 years with disability, and shows that the risk increases with different types and severities of disability and is particiularly associated with mental health problems and motor impairment
Elsevier, Preventive Medicine Reports, Volume 29, October 2022
People with any disabilities accounted for a quarter of total deaths. People with disabilities had higher average ages and poor economic conditions. All disability types presented higher mortality rates and lower life expectancy. The major causes of death differed according to the type of disability.
Elsevier, Clinical Imaging, Volume 90, October 2022
Several studies of adult-onset multiple sclerosis (AOMS) patients have demonstrated that spinal cord volume loss is associated with disease progression and clinical disability; however, complementary studies of young patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS) are lacking. In the context of SDG Goal 3, this retrospective study aimed to assess spinal cord volume in POMS patients compared with that in healthy controls.
Elsevier, The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 9, September 2022
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 10, assessing the effects of genomics, inheritance, and socioeconomic deprivation on neuropsychiatric risk in children with intellectual disabilities. The study shows that children with genomic variants and intellectual disability are at increased risk of neuropsychiatric difficulties.
Elsevier, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Volume 67, September 2022
How adapting math instruction for those with learning disabilities can allow them to increase their understanding of mathematics. Supports SDGs 4 and 10.
Elsevier, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Volume 114, September 2022
Development of a siren identification system, using deep learning, for hearing-impaired people. Supports SDG 10.
Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 18, July 2022
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 10, assessing the effect of housing modifications of disability outcomes, with a particular focus on the ageing population.
Elsevier, The Lancet Rheumatology, Volume 4, July 2022
An Article in support of SDG 3, examining the treatment pathway for hip replacements over the life of the patient in terms of risk of revision and re-revisions.
Elsevier, American Journal of Medicine, Volume 135, July 2022
In a 2019 national survey, 3.1% (95% confidence interval, 2.6%-3.5%) of practicing US physicians self-reported a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.2 Although the prevalence of reported disabilities in physicians is less than the general population, physicians may choose to not disclose their disabilities, especially hidden disabilities.