July is Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month flag with muted pride colours.

Disability pride flag designed by Ann Magill in 2019. Learn more about the disability pride flag meaning and significance.  

July is Disability Pride Month

Celebrated every July, Disability Pride Month is an opportunity to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of the disability community.

Disability Pride Month acknowledges the tireless efforts of disability rights activists who have fought for equal rights, accessibility, and inclusion. It is a time to celebrate their contributions and progress made in advancing disability rights. July was chosen to celebrate Disability Pride to commemorate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. Now countries around the world, including Canada, are celebrating July as Disability Pride Month.

The 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) collected data on experiences of persons with disabilities. The study found that twenty-two (22%) per cent of Canadians live with a disability, and this number is expected to rise in the upcoming CSD which will be released later this year.

Enhance your disability-inclusion literacy

This month, we encourage you to enhance your disability-inclusion literacy in any way that is accessible to you. Some suggestions available through the Centre for Workplace Accessibility (CWA) are:

  1. Explore disability & accessibility literacy courses via the Workplace Learning Ecosystem.
  2. Browse through the ErgoAccess demo program listings and try out ergonomic or accessibility equipment.
  3. Book the CWA for an upcoming team meeting or workshop to discuss accessibility supports available at UBC.
  4. Schedule an accessibility consultation to discuss any disability related projects or processes for your department.

Get in touch with the CWA by email at workplace.accessibility@ubc.ca to schedule a consult or book them for a team meeting or workshop. 

Learn more about the CWA


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