Disability and Impairment: a Technological Fix?

September 28, 2015 by richard

CFP: Disability and Impairment: a Technological Fix? (Nov. 2015: UK)

Event Title: Disability and Impairment: a Technological Fix?

Date: 27th November 2015

Location: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB

Part of Disability History Month and supported by the King’s Fund, this conference will feature a range of speakers including community groups, heritage organisations and academics.


Papers are invited from across the heritage, cultural, academic and grassroots communities. Our aim is to generate a dialogue between these groups through a programme of presentations and shorts talks discussing the theme of technological change and the portrayal of disability then and now.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Assistive technology– the changing ways in which technology has been seen to act as an equaliser and a ‘fix’ for disability
Medical technology– the ways in which new medical technology has affected concepts of what is “normal”
A revolution?– comparisons of the portrayal of disability in the information age with agricultural and industrial societies.
We invite short abstracts of between 50 and 200 words for informal 10 minute presentations that share work-in- progress or provide an introduction to new projects or research that address these themes. We also invite abstracts for 20 minute papers or presentations exploring them themes in more detail.

This conference is being delivered on a not for profit basis and the organisers are unable to cover speakers costs except in cases where speakers would otherwise be prevented from attending for financial reasons.

Abstract deadline: 1 October 2015

Abstracts to: tom.furber@cityoflondon.gov,uk

Shifting Perceptions on TV – BFI

September 17, 2015 by richard

Love & Disability – Shifting Perceptions on TV

NFT 3 BFI South Bank Book online at BFI or 020 7928 3232

18.15 start (90mins to include 15mins clips and 30mins Audience Questions) 19.45 Finish

Jack Thorne (Writer Cast-Offs)
Victoria Wright (actress and Campaigner)
Ade Rawcliffe (Channel 4 Creative Diversity Manager – TBC)
Nabil Shaban (Writer/Actor)
Alison Walsh the BBC Disability Lead.

Chair: Richard Rieser (UKDHM)

Limited Wheelchair places

Ian Stanton

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

Jane Campbell

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

Paul Hunt

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

Vic Finkelstein

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We are not Objects of Pity

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


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

UKDHM Day Conference – BFI

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Day Conference – Portrayal of Disability in Mainstream Moving Image Media: Then and Now

BFI in partnership with UK Disability History Monthdownload

Join us for a day of discussion. Film clips, speakers, panels.
Focus on acting, writing, producing & directing.

Disabled and non-disabled practitioners:
Samuel West, Ben Anthony, Liz Carr, Paul Darke, Ju Gosling, Jaye Griffiths, Rahila Gupta, Ewan Marshall, Caglar Kimyoncu, Richard Rieser, Colin Rogers, Shirani Sabratnam, Allan Sutherland, Laura Wade, Danny Sapani.

The events will be signed.
Thurs 19 Nov 2015
Blue Room, BFI Southbank.

Tickets: BFI Box Office £10.00 (£3.00 concs), 020 7928 3232.


Followed by Launch of UKDHM 2015

Blue Room

Philippa Harvey (NUT President), Eleanor Lisney (Sisters of Frida), Sian Vesey, John McDonnell MP, Penny Pepper (Performer), Richard Rieser (UKDHM).

Reserve place for launch at info@ukdhm.org or 0207 359 2855.

Places limited for both events

Why social model is important to disabled people

September 12, 2015 by richard

See this useful explanation including language on Inclusion London website