UK Disability History Month

Disability History Month 2021

Disability History Month (18 November - 20 December) celebrates the lives of disabled people and explores and challenges inequality both current and historical with the aim of achieving equality. The month is not just an opportunity to celebrate the incredible community of disabled staff and students here at the University of Liverpool, but also an opportunity to raise awareness of the barriers and issues disabled people still face in society.


There are a number of Disability History Month events running locally and nationally:

Disability Awareness Training

The Diversity and Equality team are running Disability Awareness Training and Disability Awareness Training for Managers. To book onto either of the training sessions please do so via your CORE Training module, 'CoreHR / Employee Dashboard / Training' and search for Disability. More information on the sessions is available on the Diversity and Equality intranet page.

United Kingdom History Month Events

United Kingdom Disability History Month (UKDHM) have pulled together an events calendar of webinars, live events and resources from across the UK. Events are available to access and book through the UKDHM website.

Disability History Month Workshops

The Museum of Liverpool are hosting a series of live creative workshops exploring the themes of hidden impairments and sex and relationships, booking is available through the Liverpool museums website.

When: events are taking place on the 23 November, 14 December and 21 December.

DaDaFest Scratch 21

DaDaFest Scratch is a festival of ideas developed at DaDa’s Artist Incubation Hub by a new generation of genre-smashing Disabled, Deaf and Neurodivergent artists, musicians, creatives and theatre makers. The festival has a series of live and online events running in Liverpool until the end of November. Information about the events and booking is available on the DaDaFest website

Disability in Time and place: Exploring Disability History from 1050 – Present Day

This timeline article explores the social history of how disabled people's lives are integral to the heritage and built environment all around us. The timeline highlights the changing opinions and understanding of disability over time, from the leper chapels in the 1100’s, through to accessibility protests in the 1980s and the present day. The timeline and accompanying information is available through the Historic England Disability History webpage

Assistive Interaction Approaches to Support Developers with Physical Impairments

The School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science is running a webinar to mark UK Disability History Month. The guest speaker, Bharat Paudyal, will present: Assistive Interaction Approaches to Support Developers with Physical Impairments.

When: Wednesday 8 December at 11am

Booking: Places can be booked through eventbrite

University support

Staff at the university can access support, information, advice and guidance about disclosing a disability, reasonable adjustments or wider disability support from the Disability and Wellbeing Advisor Gareth Siggee.


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