Posted on 04/07/2019
This year, the official disability awareness day falls on Sunday 14th July and is the world largest voluntary-led disability exhibition. In 2019 the day will be celebrated in a tented village in the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington. But there are plenty of other ways to celebrate this day of awareness either at home or taking part in a local event!
Visitors to Walton Hall will find around 250 exhibitors on the day showcasing lots of useful tools and helpful tips about living with a disability. As an extra addition this year there will be a brand-new sports zone with scuba diving, arts marquee and family entertainment starting at 10 am and finishing at 5 pm – all for free.
What is DAD?
Just like our communication aid charity, DAD likes to focus on what disabled people can do and not what they can’t, particularly within the fields of sport, art and entertainment. The organisers achieve this by highlighting the statutory, private and voluntary services that are available that help people with disabilities to be more independent, including promoting equipment to do this.
How To Get Involved
If you would like to support the disability event businesses can sponsor, advertise or exhibit, while anyone can volunteer their time to help everything run smoothly. But of course, anyone can do their own thing to raise awareness of disability by holding a bake sale, sponsored silence or even just engaging in a conversation about disability with their peers. Our communication aid charity aims to raise awareness about disability on a daily basis by helping as many people who are nonverbal or have incoherent speech to reach their full potential through the provision of communication aids!