UKDHM 2020 Broadsheet

In our 11th year we are focusing on Access and asking the questions ‘How far have we come? How far have we to go?’ UK Disability History Month runs from the online launch on the evening of 18th November to 18th December 2020.For disabled people access is now a fundamental human right, as is gaining participation on an equal level with others, regardless of our impairments. Disabled people have struggled for many years to change society’s lived physical and information environment.


SCULPT is guidance to help you create documents that meet basic accessibility requirements.
It has six basics to get you started for creating documents and information online.

Changing The Way We Talk About Disability – Amy Oulton

You can take a wheelchair just about anywhere. Amy addresses societal perceptions of disability and her vision for how we all change the way we approach disability. Amy has been a wheelchair user for the past ten years; she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes weak tissues, joint dislocation, chronic pain and fatigue. In spite of this, Amy lives an exciting and hugely positive life, travelling the world, working as a graphic designer for a charity and campaigning to change the way society understands disability. Most recently, Amy has published for Buzzfeed on her three-month adventure around South East Asia, writing about, filming, and photo-documenting her experiences in her wheelchair.