New York - Thousands of people marched through the streets of New York for the city's first Disability Pride Parade on Sunday.
People in wheelchairs and with guide dogs and parents carrying their disabled children marched during a hot day through the centre of Manhattan after Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off the event.
The event, subtitled “Inclusion, Awareness, Visibility” saw people carrying signs asking for better access to public transport and housing.
“Disabled and proud,” said a sign carried by a woman in a wheelchair.
A man carried another sign reading: “Just because I can't speak doesn't mean I don't have a lot to say.”