Disability History Month 2023

Thursday 16 November (00:00) - Saturday 16 December 2023 (23:59)
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DHM 2023

16 November to 16 December is Disability History Month and the University will be exploring the theme of 'Disability, Children & Youth’ with a comprehensive programme of events. 

“It focusses on the Experience of Disablement amongst children and young people in the past, now and what is needed for the future…. Most important in bringing about positive change is how we think about impairment and disablement.” - UKDHM

The programme provides an opportunity for everyone in our University community to come together to increase our understanding and to show our support for disability equality. We will be drawing upon expertise and lived experience both locally and internationally to challenge perceptions, shape the debates, and explore what disability and inclusivity really mean in the twenty first century.

Disability History Month events listing

3 Dec Evening Look out for Old Joe's colour change to mark International Day of Disabled People.
16 Nov 11:00 - 13:00 Change 100: drop-in information session on paid internships for disabled students.
17 Nov 13:00 - 14:00 UGS Talks: insights into disability and research and hear from researchers and postgraduates on research and disability.
21 Nov 12:00 - 13:00 Assistive Technology session: find out more about what on is offer for students and how using AT can enhance their experience.
27 Nov 12:00 - 13:30 Student Disability Service Catch Up Drop-in & Networking with board games & craft activities. 
28 Nov 13:00 - 14:00 Resilience and Inclusivity: exploring disability-inclusive disaster recovery in the Philippines.
29 Nov 15:00 - 16:00 Exploring the experience of Higher Education for students wiht visual impairments
29 Nov 15:15 - 16:15 In conversation with the Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion Ambassadors: Insights into less visible disabilities.
29 Nov 16:30 - 17:30 Missing voice: children from minority ethnic communities on the autism spectrum.
4 Dec 17:00 - 20:00 B-Film screenings: experiences of a disabled jobseeker discussion and "The Peanut Butter Falcon" film screening. 
5 Dec 13:00 - 14:00 Top tips for making digital content accessible: learn some practical tips to ensure that online content is accessible for all.
5 Dec 19:00 - 20:30 Colouring Outside the Lines: Celebrating Neurodiversity in Art. Free online creative writing and drawing workshop. 
8 Dec 18:30 - 19:45 Singing, dancing, moving and joining in: enabling positive experiences for children and young people with severe and profound learning disabilities.
14 Dec 18:00 - 19:15 The Baggs Memorial Happiness Lecture with Dr Clenton Farquharson CBE. 
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Student Ambassadors, Charity, Olivia, and Jasmeet, welcome you to Disability History Month 2023.