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International Year of Disabled Persons

Margaret Geddes and Keri Wilton

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons. The theme is the full participation of disabled people in all aspects of community life. There is a need for greater public awareness of the effects of disablement, and for an appreciation of the disabling effects of our environment which is, on the whole, constructed for average people.

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