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UK Disability History Month 2016

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The theme for UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) in 2016 is disability and language.

It will focus on the language used to describe disabled people and the language disabled people use to express themselves.

This includes literature, history, oral history and coverage in the newspapers and other print media. Through the lens of language, we will seek to gain a greater understanding of our oppression in the past and now. Through human rights and the social model approach to disability, barriers can be removed.

Start thinking and planning your events for the Autumn and especially November/December.

You can download the 2016 Broadsheet here
Also available as a Word document, Text only version and Large-print version.

UKDHM worked with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to produce resources and films on this. 

UKDHM has collaborated with the Open University to produce an online pack on the history of the treatment of people with learning difficulties.

This was based around the film ‘No Longer Shut Up’ on the life of Mabel Cooper, who was incarcerated in St Lawrence, Croydon and then came out to become a leading advocate in People First.

The materials will be suitable for KS23/4 and 5, with teacher guidance on the different levels and activities.

National Events

Theatre and Disability Day Conference
11th October, London, invitation only (documentation here)

Pack Launch
Lunchtime, 22nd November, Parliament

Launch Event
6pm, 22nd November, Kings Place, London, Kings Cross area

Find out more

Website: http://ukdhm.org/

Twitter: @UKDHM

VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please call 02037405973 or email info@vercida.com for more information.

We are also officially recommended by Disability Confident as a step on achieving Employer status, please click here for more information.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email info@vercida.com for more information.

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