The Disability Flag

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2022/07/25 - Updated: 2024/05/01
Publication Type: Informative
Contents: Summary - Definition - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Information and image of the Disability 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.

Introduction

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.

Main Digest

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, 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.

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

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