International Day of Persons with Disabilities takes place on December 3rd and this year’s theme is ‘Not All Disabilities are Visible’.
Some examples of disabilities that are “invisible” include chronic pain, mental health disorders and chronic fatigue.
Even though these disabilities may be difficult to recognize, the toll they take on daily life is very real and can severely impact a person’s quality of life. Yet often people living with “invisible” disabilities can be overlooked when it comes to workplace accommodations.
This year consider including invisible disabilities in your discussions with coworkers and management and help make your workplace more inclusive and barrier-free.
Souad Soubra Boone,
Members with Disabilities Representative
Ontario Regional Council