Resources from Kingston University

Fighting for our Rights

Kingston’s Role in the Disability Rights Movement 1960s to 1990s

About this project

In 2017, Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL) collaborated with disabled people and those working with the disability community to collect stories regarding disability rights in the borough. Generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the ‘Fighting for our Rights’ project involved conducting oral history interviews with 23 prominent local people to celebrate this fascinating history. The interviews form part of Kingston Heritage Service’s permanent archive, and are all available on this website. We hope their content will inspire a new generation of disability campaigners.

The website also contains a series of Interviews:

And school resources: