International Day of People with Disabilities | Enable Ireland


Enable Ireland centres and landmark buildings in Ireland go purple to mark International Day of People with Disabilities on Tuesday 3rd December

International Day of People with Disabilities

National Concert Hall in purple light

Monday 3rd December is International Day of People with Disabilities and for the second year running disability activist Gary Kearney and the Disability Federation of Ireland are planning to flood landmark buildings in Ireland in purple lights to salute the 643,131 people in Ireland, (over 13% of the population) who live with a disability. Enable Ireland are joining the campaign with centres and staff going purple for the day. 

You can get involved by taking a photo of yourself in front of one of the landmark building, wearing purple or add a purple filter from your smartphone. Post and share images using the hashtags #IDPwD #PurpleLights19 

The theme of IDPwD this year is 'The Future is Accessible'  THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE means that we must all, together, look towards a future where the barriers which stand in people’s way no longer exist.  We envisage a future where people can access a building without using stairs; where a person can access a ramp to the beach; or can get a job without fear of discrimination; or can access a mainstream classroom. Working towards an accessible future is everyone’s responsibility.  With us, create a future which demands that people are not excluded because of their health impairments.  Call out barriers wherever you see them, and work with us to overcome them.  You can find out more by visiting