The UN’s International Year of Disabled Persons (IYPD) is established.1 A group of Albertans formed the “Alberta Committee for the International Year of Disabled Persons”, who published a report entitled “Look Beyond.”2 The committee was responsible for distributing $200,000 towards provincial disability-related projects, and another $150,000 to spread public awareness of disability and promote positive attitudes.3 The funds allowed 253 projects to transpire in Alberta, 70 of them regarding to improving education for people with disabilities.4 Gateway Association, for example, hosted a series of workshops about “comprehensive services” for people with disabilities including education, training and employment.5
1. United Nations, “The International Year of Disabled Persons 1981,” un.org, accessed July 24, 2018, https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/the-international-year-of-disabled-persons-1981.html.
1. Judge Brian Stevenson, Look Beyond: The Report of the Alberta Committee for the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981). (Edmonton, Alta.: The Committee, 1982), 1-23.