Would you like to be involved with our Purple Light Up video?
International Day of People with Disabilities, or Purple Light Up Day, takes place on 3 December.
This is an opportunity to celebrate disabled talent across the IET and the world! Did you know 15 percent of the world’s population are living with a disability – that’s more than 1 billion people!
The theme for this year is 'Not All Disabilities are Visible', to shine a light on this we want to create a video of as many different colleagues, members and volunteers as possible to highlight the diverse and unique talent we have at the IET.
The idea is to have short 5-10 second videos that the talented IET.tv team will put together to create a reel, which will be shared across the IET's social media platforms. They’ve helped us put together some Top Tips for recording to ensure that your videos look great - these will be posted in the comments!
Disability is a broad area and we’re looking for members, volunteers and colleagues from a range of different lived experiences, including physical, visible, invisible, mental health, neurodiversity, and long-term health conditions.
We really want to celebrate people first and foremost, and show that disability is just one part of who they are. We want to raise awareness and remove stigma to break down stereotypes. We need your help to achieve this!
If you’re comfortable sharing who you are and what your disability is, please use Version 1:
I’m [insert Name here], and I have [insert disability here].
We understand that not everyone feels comfortable talking about their disability. We’d love for you to still take part and use Version 2:
I’m [insert Name here], and I have a disability.
If you’re a colleague that doesn’t have a disability but would like to support our Purple Light Up movement or want to celebrate a hidden disability and help remove the stigma that surrounds it please use Version 3:
I’m [insert Name here], and not all disabilities are visible.
If this is something you would like to get involved with please email your video to email@example.com. If you’d like to know more, we’d love to hear from you so please email us!