Resources

People are Just People-History of Learning Difficulty

People are just people. But we put some of them into groups, draw a line around the group and stick a label on. Then we forget what we did. Instead, we say: Look at that group of people, they are naturally different from everyone else. But they aren’t naturally different. We made it all up.

A manifesto for Disability Equality The Trades Union Congress 2017 (TUC)

 A manifesto for Disability Equality The Trades Union Congress (TUC) on the advice of its disabled members has published this manifesto to promote support for the steps needed to achieve equality for millions of disabled people in Britain and elsewhere who face discrimination, poverty and prejudice. We call on politicians, organisations and individuals to […]

The Reunion: Disability Campaigners – full programme transcript (10 April 2016)

The Reunion: Disability Campaigners – full programme transcript (10 April 2016) The speakers in this programme are as follows: SM: Sue MacGregor JC: Jane Campbell BM: Bert Massie PW: Peter White AT: Adam Thomas WH: William Hague F: Unidentified female speaker M: Unidentified male speaker SM: 50 years ago, back in the 1960s, life for […]

The Falsification of History: The Twenty Year Burial of the Civil Rights Bill Action,

The Falsification of History: The Twenty Year Burial of the Civil Rights Bill Action, Nov 08 2015 by Bob Williams Findlay It’s often said that history only remembers the victors. Recently, the Equality and Human Rights Commission produced a video to, and I quote, “Celebrate twenty years since the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act […]

In discussion with Disability rights pioneer Lorraine Gradwell, MBE

by Gemma on November 22, 2015 in Activism, Austerity, Community Care, Cuts, Disability, DPAC, Lorraine Gradwell, Rights, UKDHM • 0 Comments As today marks the start of UKDHM (UK Disability History Month from 22 November to 22 December), I sum up and reflect on my interview with Lorraine Gradwell, MBE. Known to many as a […]

In discussion with Disability rights pioneer Lorraine Gradwell, MBE

From Gemma Nash’s Website   As today marks the start of UKDHM (UK Disability History Month from 22 November to 22 December), I sum up and reflect on my interview with Lorraine Gradwell, MBE. Known to many as a leading disability rights ‘veteran campaigner’, she has worked within the disabled people’s movement for over 35 years.   […]

Alaska Disability History Exhibit

This online exhibition of 23 panels gives a detailed understanding of the history of disabled people. In the USA people with disabilities is the preferred term. http://dhss.alaska.gov/gcdse/Pages/history/html_maincontent_overview.aspx http://dhss.alaska.gov/gcdse/Pages/history/pdf_guide.aspx http://dhss.alaska.gov/gcdse/Pages/history/html_timeline_overview.aspx Display Created and Printed by ACT Advocating Change Together http://www.selfadvocacy.com/ Panel 1 – Disability has always been, and will likely always be, a part of the […]

Disabled women at Feminism in London 2015

http://sisofrida.org/2015/11/04/disabled-women-at-feminism-in-london-2015/

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995: The campaign for civil rights

November 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary since the Disability Discrimination Act became law in Britain. The law improved the lives of many disabled people and put anti-discrimination law on the statute book for disabled people.

Ian Stanton

From a series of posters for Birmingham City Council on the UK Disability Movement.

Jane Campbell

From a series of posters for Birmingham City Council on the UK Disability Movement.

Paul Hunt

From a series of posters for Birmingham City Council on the UK Disability Movement.

Vic Finkelstein

We are not Objects of Pity

From a series of posters for Birmingham City Council on the UK Disability Movement.

DAN

From a series of posters for Birmingham City Council on the UK Disability Movement.

Disability history collections at The Children’s Society Archive

Here at the archive of The Children’s Society, we’ve kicked off UK Disability History Month by highlighting our disability history collections on our blog: http://www.hiddenlives.org.uk/blog/2014/11/exploring-history-disabled-children-care/ The blog post points towards the online resources we created during a project called Including the Excluded. This project focussed on our archives that relate to the care of disabled […]

Swansea University Disability History Blog

I’m part of a history project at Swansea University based on disability history, and disability history month. We have been producing a blog focussed on one of the institutions in Swansea, and also at some of the wider themes. I was just looking on you website, and you mention about having projects posted on your […]

Stella Young Ted Talk-Against How Disabled People are seen as Inspiration Porn

A great talk by Australian disabled journalist and comedian challenging the common stereotype of viewing disabled people doing ordinary things as insopirational and instead talking about a social model approach. Inspiration porn and the objectification of disability: Stella Young at TEDxSydney 2014 9.26 mins. Published on 13 May 2014 Stella Young is a comedian, disability […]

Scope End the Awkward Campaign

Three short TV adverts on how to respect disabled people. Form a good talking point for discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wG_p7nc3wk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE2HgtoOE7g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX84nJoP4zc

Resources to prevent disablist language based bullying

UKDHM Supports Anti Bullying Week 17th to 21st November 2014 The focus of this year’s Anti Bullying Week is on disabled children and young people and those with SEN who experience the highest rates of bullying and harassment in our schools and colleges. Resources for schools about challenging disablist language: The use of verbal abuse […]

Colin Barnes on Social Model of Disability producedd by UCU for Disability History Month

UCU produced a film as a contribution to Disability History Month (22 November to 22 December). We have aimed to make this film accessible to all members and welcome any feedback. Please use this film to commemorate Disability History and as a trade union and teaching resource to raise awareness of the importance of the […]

You Tube UKDHM films

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Disabled century two BBC films about C20th

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/353682.stm War – long associated with giving an impetus to the feminist movement – also played a major part in transforming people’s views of disability. Not only have this century’s two world wars created a large number of disabled people, but a shortage of workers in the Second World War prompted many companies to hire […]

Citizenship and Secondary History. These six posters were produced by the Birmingham Disability History Project

Citizenship and Secondary History. These six posters were produced by the Birmingham Disability History Project and focus on six leading members of the British Disability Movement and their role in bringing about rights for disabled people. Ian Stanton – Natural Born Rebel.  download Paul Hunt – Institutions are not solutions.  download We are not Objects […]