2016 Disability and Language

UKDHM for its theme in 2016 will focus on the language used to describe disabled people, the language disabled use to express themselves. This includes literature, history, oral history and coverage in the newspapers and other print media. Through the lens of language we will see to gain a greater understanding of our oppression in the past and now and how through human rights and the social model approach to disablility barriers can be removed.

Start thinking and planning your events for the Autumn and especially November/December.

Theatre and Disability Day Conference 11th October, London Finsbury Park area

Launch Event 6pm,  22nd November, London, Kings Cross area

From Queen Elizabeth Foundation www.qef.org.uk/heritage

A page with resources related to the theme can be accessed here.