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Disability Flags

Published: 2022-07-25
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Additional References: Disability Awareness Publications

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.

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Definition

Disability

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:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Thinking
  • Learning
  • Movement
  • Mental health
  • Remembering
  • Communicating
  • 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.

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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.

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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 disability flag is a tricolor design with three equally sized horizontal stripes of gold, silver, and bronze.The disability flag is a tricolor design with three equally sized horizontal stripes of gold, silver, and bronze.

The proportion of the Disability flag is a 3:5 ratio with three equally sized horizontal stripes of gold, silver, and bronze.

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.

The Disability Pride Flag is a charcoal grey flag with a diagonal band from the top left to the bottom right corner, made up of five parallel stripes in red, gold, pale grey, blue, and green.The Disability Pride Flag is a charcoal grey flag with a diagonal band from the top left to the bottom right corner, made up of five parallel stripes in red, gold, pale grey, blue, and green.

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