UK Disability History Month 2022
Disability History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the lives and achievements of disabled people.
Disability History Month 2022 runs from Wednesday 16 November until Friday 16 December.
The theme for 2022 is Disability, health and wellbeing
The Disability Inclusion Framework outlines our approach to disability equality, which includes the physical estate, e-accessibility and culture and good practice. There is also a list of achievements made since the framework was created.
- Monday 28 November 2022, 6.30-7.30pm: Life Unseen: Why the history of Blindness Matters, Selina Mills, Writer and Broadcaster
- Wednesday 30 November 2022, 6-7pm: "Accessible active travel for all" Isabelle Clement, Wheels for Wellbeing
Wednesday 26 November - Saturday 3 December: York Disability Week
There is a programme of events planned during this week, including art exhibitions, workshops and forums.
Disability Pride Month 2022
Earlier this year, we talked to disabled students and staff at the University. The stories and experiences they shared reflect both positive and negative aspects of life as a disabled person.
Disability related research at York
- Sleep education: time for a wake-up call?
- Supporting people with learning disabilities at the edges of social care in social housing and the private rented sector
- Unlocking nature- A participatory film project to show the benefits of natural spaces, particularly for people with mental illness
- Dr Katie Graham, School for Business and Society, is working on Becoming an 'irregular' art school - a project about collaborating with learning disabled artists which is led by an academic at Leeds.
- Disability history reading list: This has been created for Disability History Month by the University Library.
- They hear, but don't listen": Experience of disability in higher education - Dr Nicole Brown
- Disability and Technology: past, present and possibilities - by members of the University’s Teaching and Learning Team
- Journey to being active: In conversation with Mo Onyett, frame runner, and Beth Moulam, Paralympic boccia player and frame runner
- Access for whom - Dr Ossie Stuart
- Don’t stop negotiating autism and academia - Jason Arday
- Dyslexia superpower: Moving from disability through learning difference to advantage - Nigel Lockett
- Countdown to success: Marathon runner Charlotte Ellis in conversation