RI Announces Award Winners of the RI Centennial Award for Significant Contribution  

On the occasion of RI’s centennial anniversary, we have announced the RI Centennial Award of Significant Contributions that will be presented in conjunction with our Centennial Anniversary Celebrations that will take place in Beijing, China from May 20 to 23, 2023,...

Call for Applications – RI Centennial Award of Outstanding Contributions

On the occasion of RI's centennial anniversary, we are pleased to announce the RI Centennial Award of Outstanding Contributions that will be presented in conjunction with our Centennial Anniversary Celebrations, to commend individuals or organizations that have made...

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Zhang Haidi attends RI executive committee meeting in Qingdao

By Wang Yanfang Intro: Zhang Haidi, president of Rehabilitation International, presided over the organization's executive committee meeting in Qingdao on May 28 and delivered a speech. The unveiling ceremony for a cooperative research center and autism research center...

University of Rehabilitation Science officially opens

By Wang Yanfang Intro: After almost a decade of effort, the University of Rehabilitation Science, proposed by Zhang Haidi, president of Rehabilitation International (RI), has officially opened. The University of Rehabilitation Science [uor.edu.cn] After almost a...

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Laureates of the Rehabilitation International Award for Outstanding Achievements 2023

In 2019, RI aiming to draw more attention to disability affairs and inspire greater contributions to a more equal, inclusive, and accessible society worldwide, initiated the Rehabilitation International Award for Outstanding Achievements, recognizing individuals...

RI Announces Award Winners of the RI Centennial Award for Significant Contribution  

On the occasion of RI’s centennial anniversary, we have announced the RI Centennial Award of Significant Contributions that will be presented in conjunction with our Centennial Anniversary Celebrations that will take place in Beijing, China from May 20 to 23, 2023,...

Zhang Haidi attends RI executive committee meeting in Qingdao

By Wang Yanfang Intro: Zhang Haidi, president of Rehabilitation International, presided over the organization's executive committee meeting in Qingdao on May 28 and delivered a speech. The unveiling ceremony for a cooperative research center and autism research center...

University of Rehabilitation Science officially opens

By Wang Yanfang Intro: After almost a decade of effort, the University of Rehabilitation Science, proposed by Zhang Haidi, president of Rehabilitation International (RI), has officially opened. The University of Rehabilitation Science [uor.edu.cn] After almost a...

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We created the original International Symbol of Access in 1969

By the late 1960s, as the disability movement grew, the need for a symbol to designate accessible facilities was being discussed in a number of countries. Different access symbols had already popped up in France, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. As former RI Global Secretary-General Norman Acton recalled, “several of us could see a messy situation developing with multiple symbols – so there was some urgency.”

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The RI World Congress 2021 took place in Aarhus 7-9 September 2021.

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