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Synopsis: Information and images of both the Disability and Disability Pride Flag design intended to represent people with disabilities. The Disability flag design is a tricolor flag with three equally-sized horizontal stripes of gold, silver, and bronze. The flag represents people with disabilities, their struggle for rights, and related concepts, including the disability pride movement and the Paralympics. The new Disability Pride Flag is safer for people with visually-triggered disabilities. The color brightness changes also make the flag more accessible to those with color blindness.
A disability is broadly defined as any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions). There are many types of disabilities, such as those that affect a person's:
- Mental health
- Social relationships
Although "people with disabilities" sometimes refers to a single population, this is a diverse group of people with a wide range of needs. Two people with the same type of disability can be affected in very different ways. Some disabilities may be hidden or not easy to see.
The Disability Flag
The Disability flag, Overcoming flag, or Flag of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a flag that represents people who have disabilities.
The Disability flag was created by the Valencian dancer Eros Recio in 2017 and presented to the United Nations (UN). The Disability flag is for general use, especially at disability-centered events. It has also been flown at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrations.
The Disability flag design is a tricolor flag with three equally-sized horizontal stripes of gold, silver, and bronze. The flag represents people with disabilities, their struggle for rights, and related concepts, including the disability pride movement and the Paralympics. The Disability flag colors represent the three medals at the Paralympic Games, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. However, according to the designer of the flag Eros Recio the three colors also represent the different forms of disability, physical, mental (intellectual or psychosocial), and sensory. But, the meanings of these colors are open to interpretation by the communities they represent.
The proportion of the Disability flag is a 3:5 ratio with three equally sized horizontal stripes of gold, silver, and bronze.
- Gold Stripe: Hexadecimal and RGB color: #EBC03D RGB(235,192,61)
- Silver Stripe: Hexadecimal and RGB color: #D0D2D1 RGB(208,210,209)
- Bronze Stripe: Hexadecimal and RGB color: #D49949 RGB(212,153,73)
The Disability Pride Flag
The new (2021) Disability Pride Flag is an evolution of the Lightning Bolt Disability Pride Flag, which is safer for people with visually-triggered disabilities. The color brightness changes also make the flag more accessible to those with color blindness. The new Disability Pride Flag is a charcoal grey flag bisected diagonally from the top left corner to the lower right corner by five parallel stripes in red, pale gold, pale grey, light blue, and green. The Disability Pride Flag comprises several different elements, each symbolizing various aspects of the disability experience.
- All six "standard" flag colors: Disability spans borders between states and nations.
- The diagonal bands signify: "Cutting across" the walls and barriers that separate the disabled from society.
- Black Field: Mourning for ableist violence and abuse victims. Hexadecimal and RGB: #585858 RGB(80, 80, 80)
- Red Stripe: Physical Disabilities. Hexadecimal and RGB color: #CF7280 RGB(207, 114, 123)
- Gold Stripe: Neurodivergence. Hexadecimal and RGB color: #EEDF77 RGB(238, 223, 119)
- White Stripe: Invisible and undiagnosed disabilities. Hexadecimal and RGB color: #E9E9E9 RGB(233, 233, 233)
- Blue Stripe: Psychiatric disabilities. Hexadecimal and RGB color: #7AC1E0 RGB(122, 193, 224)
- Green Stripe: Sensory disabilities. Hexadecimal and RGB color: #3AAF7D RGB(58, 175, 125)
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