Information Programme for Handicaped Amateurs (IPHA)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities special activities

- Wakefield District Radio Society (David Evans G0EVA and other members) will operate special callsign station GB0IDD ( International Disability Day ). Wakefield District Radio society does have a significant proportion (around 30%) of members who are variously disabled. On days 1, 2 and 3 December 202 3 to mark the UN International Day for persons with disabilities. Activity will be mainly ( but not exclusively ) in SSB bands at 14-28 MHz. QSL via eQSL only.

- Francisc Grünberg YO4PX published an article about the International Day for persons with disabilities. http://yo4px.blogspot.ro/2012/11/ziua-internationala-persoanelor-cu.html

- Klaus Woerner DJ9DX send an article written from Ralf DH7RD about the World handicaped day: Integration through Amateur Radio Disability is No Obstacle Werner Divé (DL7PD) The Center for the Severely Physically Disabled (Zentrum für körperlich Schwerbehinderte) in Frankfurt’s Niederrad district opened 25 years ago.

The then-manager of the facility contacted the DARC even before the first phase of construction was complete. She saw amateur radio as offering the opportunity to give the facility’s disabled residents an exciting technological connection to the outside world. Ralf Dauksch (DH7RD), at the DLØFVA station a radio station as a “window” to the outside: That was the idea behind establishing contact between outsiders and facility residents. Subsequent face-to-face contact “in real life,” such as at the center’s cafeteria, was expressly desired.

After all, the facility wanted to truly be a part of life in the Niederrad community. Antenna cable in rain downspout The then-president of the local amateur group for Frankfurt, Werner Klein (DL2FBG), ran with the idea. It didn’t take long to find space for a radio station. The center financed radio equipment and antennas itself. Technical difficulties were resolved in consultation with the building contractor and the architect. For example, aesthetics made it impossible to install the antenna and control cables along the building’s exterior wall.

The creative solution was an additional rain downspout to discreetly conceal the cables. In the end, the DLØFVA (Frankfurt Association for Assistance to the Elderly and Disabled, or Frankfurter Verband für Alten- und Behindertenhilfe) station was equipped with a 3-el. Yagi, W3DZZ, a dipole and ground planes from 70 cm to 160 m.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2012, the World will be observing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) was established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly to promote awareness of disability issues and the abilities of people with disability. It is observed worldwide on 3 December each year. This year’s theme is: “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all” IARU Region 1 International Programme for Handicapped Amateurs (IPHA), recommends that Member Societies observe the day to promote Amateur Radio among Disabled persons.

Include: Observance of the Day provides opportunities for participation by IARU Region1 member Societies to focus on issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development as Radio Amateurs.

Organize: Hold forums, discussions and information campaigns in support of the theme to find innovative ways and means by which persons with disabilities can become a ham including the arrangements of special programs and licensing mechanism.

Celebrate: Plan or participate in public events to show the contributions made diasabled amateurs as agents of change and development in the communities in which they live.

Take Action: A major focus of the Day is practical action to mainstream disability in all aspects of development, as well as to further the participation of persons with disabilities in social life and development on the basis of equality. Highlight progress and obstacles in implementing disability-sensitive amateur related policies, as well as promote public awareness of barriers to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in their societies.

In case you are planning any event or media releases for the day, contact OD5RI - Riri, IARU R1 IPHA coordinator.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2011

IARU Region 1 Member Societies will commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2011.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

altOn 3 December 2011, the World will be observing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) was established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly to promote awareness of disability issues and the abilities of people with disability. It is observed worldwide on 3 December each year. This year’s theme is: “Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development

IARU Region 1 International Programme for Handicapped Amateurs (IPHA), IARU Region 1, recommends that Member Societies observe the day to promote Amateur Radio among Disabled persons.

Include: Observance of the Day provides opportunities for participation by IARU Region1 member Societies to focus on issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development as Radio Amateurs.

Organize: Hold forums, discussions and information campaigns in support of the theme to find innovative ways and means by which persons with disabilities can become a ham including the arrangements of special programs and licensing mechanism.

Celebrate: Plan or participate in public events to show the contributions made diasabled amateurs as agents of change and development in the communities in which they live.

Take Action: A major focus of the Day is practical action to mainstream disability in all aspects of development, as well as to further the participation of persons with disabilities in social life and development on the basis of equality. Highlight progress and obstacles in implementing disability-sensitive amateur related policies, as well as promote public awareness of barriers to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in their societies.

In case you are planning any event or media releases for the day, contact OD5RI - Riri, IARU R1 IPHA coordinator.

IPHA requests update from member societies

IARU Region 1 IPHA coordinator, OD5RI - Riri have requested from Member Societies to complete the IPHA Questionnaire in order to maintain updated records on Handicapped Amateurs and various related activities in Region 1. Feedback is expected before April 15, 2011.

Check the IPHA - Information Programme for Handicapped Radio Amateurs section for more information.