Toucan Diversity list disability awareness days to give opportunities to celebrate and start a possible conversation around disability within organisations. Awareness days are a brilliant opportunity to create a more inclusive environment for employees to disclose their disabilities.
January 4th 2021 – World Braille Day
Celebrated every year on January the 4th because its Louis Braille’s birthday, the inventor of Braille. Celebrate this day and share the importance accessibility and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired. More work is needed to ensure that we working towards accessibility for everyone! More information here.
Feb 1st-7th 2021 – Tinnitus Awareness Week
2021 awareness week theme will be surrounding the issue of people with tinnitus accessing treatment and support from GPs. Visit the British Tinnitus Association’s website for more information on how to get involved.
Feb 4th – Time To Talk Day
Time to Talk Day is about trying to break down the barriers around mental health by having conversations about it. Join the nation in the discussion and find out other ways you can join in at the Time to Change website.
Feb 8th – International Epilepsy Day
More than 120 countries join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with Epilepsy. For information on how to get involved and spread awareness, visit the Epilepsy Foundation’s website.
March 3rd – World Hearing Day
Held every year on the 3rd of March to raise awareness on how to prevent hearing loss and deafness, as well as promoting ear and hearing care. The theme in 2021 is hearing care for all! Read more about the key messages of the day at the World Health Organisation.
March 21st – World Down Syndrome Day 2021