December 3rd

Activities to print Lesson plans
Cartoons Pictures
Cinema Videos
Facts Vocabulary
Interactive activities Webquests
International Day of the Disabled  

(Updated on 25/10/2016)


Related pages :




International Day of the Disabled :



Facts :



  • Record setters
    "Collected here are a group of superlatives, recent photos of world records and record attempts around the world. (31 photos total)"


    PHOTO 7 : "Physical challenged people participate in purportedly the world's
    largest finger painting, a 100 feet by 140 feet canvas, to mark International
    Day of Persons with Disabilities in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
    More than 200 physically challenged people participated in the event
    for a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records." 



  • Disability (Wikipedia)
    "A disability is a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual of their group. The term is often used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, mental illness, and various types of chronic disease..."
    1 The Disability rights movement 1.1 Adapted sports 1.2 Current issues
    2 Definitions and Models 2.1 The medical model 2.2 The social model
    3 Impairment, Culture, Language, & Labeling
    4 Other models
    5 Government policies and support
    6 Demographics
    7 Disability insurance nationalized and private
    8 Adaptations..



Pictures :


Disability Clipart


People with Disabilities

Special Clipart



Disabled Clipart





Vocabulary :


INTERACTIVE activities :


Activities TO PRINT :

  • Famous People With Disabilities - Quiz
    "Match the person in the first column with his/her disability in the second column.  Draw a line between the person and their disability."

  • Celebrity Quiz
    "See if you can match the ... personal description to the names below:
  • a. Albert Einstein
  • b. Walt Disney
  • c. Nelson Rockefeller
  • d. F.W. Woolworth h. Tom Cruise
  • e. Winston Churchill
  • f. Hans Christian Anderson
  • g. George Patton


Lesson plans :

  • Theo’s Story - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is based on Theo’s Story, a beautiful short film about a visually impaired ten-year old boy, by director David Barnes who has created a series of portraits that tell the story of different children with a range of disabilities. 
    Students predict the content of a short film, talk about visual impairment, use adjectives to describe character and empathise with a person and write about a day in their life."

    Time: 60 minutes



Webquests :



Cartoons :




Blind and dyslexic


Videos :

  • Paralyzed patients walk again with help from implants - 25 September 2018
    "Two teams of U.S. scientists at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Louisville have separately developed electrical implants
    that stimulate the spinal cord, which along with intense rehab have helped patients walk again."



  • Microsoft Cognitive Services: Seeing AI app (audio description version)
    "Saqib is a core Microsoft developer living in London, who lost the use of his eyes at age 7. He found inspiration in computing and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project that helps people who are visually impaired or blind to better understand who and what is around them. The app is built using intelligence APIs from Microsoft Cognitive Services ( Access the original version of this video at"



    It "is based on a great little comic strip by the very talented Fabio Coala."

    " It's a tale of a video game-obsessed boy and the present his mother gives him, hoping to get him off the couch and maybe even outside for a change...
    The animation is based on this 2012 comic by Fabio Coala at Mentirinhas. Read it in English here."


  • Epic Old Man - Traffic Jam Prank
    "A gang of seniors are headed on the way to their corner store, but they're so unbelievably slow that they cause a traffic mayhem.
    Even the most patient driver in the world can't help but get frustrated at how long it takes them to cross the street!"



  • Born On The Fourth Of July: Part-10 - with Tom Cruise in a wheelchair

    "Though he tries to maintain his dignity as a Marine, Ron gradually becomes disillusioned, feeling the effects of his paralysis on his life, and realizes that all the things he was taught from birth, like honor, patriotism, and courage, were illusions which he would give up any day to get his legs back... 
    After returning home drunk one night after having a barroom confrontation with a World War II veteran who expresses no sympathy to Ron,
    Ron's disillusionment grows severe enough that he has an intense fight with his mother, yelling at her that there was no God, and that they
    murdered babies in Vietnam disregarding what Christianity actually taught."