IYDPInternational Year of Disabled Persons (1981)
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Speaking at the Welsh launch of the international year, at London's Guildhall, Mr Thomas, president of the IYDP in the Principality, said it was hoped the 12-month campaign would arouse the consciousness of the employers and the nation as a whole to the abilities of the disabled at a time of few employment opportunities.
Actually, I was employed on Mainstream, in 1981, when the Government of the day wanted to do its bit for IYDP [International Year of Disabled People].
In the early 1980s, local organizing was facilitated by developments at the international scale with the United Nations' declaration of 1981 as the International Year of the Disabled Person (IYDP).