In 1992, the conclusion of the United Nations decade of the disabled person (1982-1992) the General Assembly declared December 3 the International Day of Person’s with Disabilities.
Approximately 15% of the world’s population, over one billion people, live with some kind of a disability. That number is even bigger when people with mental illness, invisible disabilities and those who self identify are included. Disability can be many things to many people. The World Health Organization defines a disability as: