International Day of People with Disability

Through research, consultation, innovation and collaboration, we keep the aspirations of our customers at the heart of everything we do.

On Saturday 3 December, Scope celebrates the resilience of our customers and the commitment of our people who support them in innovative ways to fuel an accessible and equitable society.

International Day of People with Disability is an annually observed day led by the United Nations to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

But more than that, it’s an opportunity for all of us to take positive action to create an accessible, equitable and inclusive society for people with Disability.

The 2022 theme talks to ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world’.

Whether it’s the cutting-edge, industry-first technology, adoption of Key Word Sign, communication and mobility aids or innovative practises delivered by our service delivery teams, we come together to support people with disability to live as equal and empowered citizens.

In the words of Samantha Beasley, Scope customer with Eaglehawk ICON Lifestyle Options, access to new technology with a self-controlled electronic wheelchair gives her more freedom and control to live the life she wants.

“Life was boring before my new chair – I used to have a manual wheelchair and always needed support to go places and do things which was so restricting.

Now the world is my oyster! My independence has skyrocketed and I’m a lot happier. It allows me to access the community freely, I’m learning which roads are easy for me to travel on and I can now catch public transport alone.”

For more than 70 years, Scope has led the conversation on disability.

This International Day of People with Disability, we stand alongside people with disability to identify innovative solutions for an accessible and equitable world.