Hello, inclusivelivingconcepts readers. Yesterday was International Inclusion Day For People with Disabilities. Did you all have a great day?
Today has been the same as many others for me, although disability-related content has increased. Generally, the awareness of the need for inclusion and its benefits is growing. Understanding breaks down barriers disabled people experience, e.g. accessing facilities and work. However, despite this, society is headed in the right direction.
Inclusive Dance World Vision Festival
On Tuesday, December 1st 2020, my dance group were part of an inclusive dance festival in Moscow. Britain, along with many other countries, celebrated the inclusivity of dance. The festival organisers illustrated how to be inclusive and have fun.
The Inclusive Dance World Vision festival happens every year. Amazing dancers travel to Moscow to compete. Due to COVID-19, the event was livestreamed rather than in person. Everyone participated through video submissions, which shows how, with adjustments, events can be accessible.
Inclusion in dance
We will reveal our competition entry at our Freewheelin’ Christmas show on December 18th to show it would spoil the surprise. Two years ago, we competed for the first time. See the video below.
Inclusion for everyone
Access and acceptance are increasing as the disability community raises awareness. No matter what disability, race, or religion people have, we all should be included. The barriers I face as a disabled person are caused mainly by society.
Days like the International Day For People With Disabilities, Purple Tuesday and the Inclusive Dance World Vision festival show that attitudes towards disability are changing. Change is happening!