Disability History Month

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What is Disability History Month?

Disability History Month is an annual event celebrated from the 18th November to the 20th December each year that looks at creating a platform to focus on disabled people’s struggle for equality and human rights.

It is important to recognise that disabled people have multiple identities, are sometimes members of other groups subjected to discriminatory practice, and that disability is diverse in nature in terms of the range and types of impairment that affect people e.g. Neuro-diverse, mental health issues, learning difficulty, physical, invisible and sensory impairments.

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What are it's aims?

Through Disability History month, we aim to:

  • Celebrate the experiences and achievements of disabled people.
  • Create greater understanding of the barriers in society that disabled people face.
  • Look at the history of how such barriers are fuelled by negative attitudes and customs, whilst reflecting on how far we have to go.
  • Develop and campaign on what needs to be changed for disabled people to achieve full equality in all areas of life.
  • Make equality a daily reality.


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In the Spotlight

Do you have someone in your life who inspires you and has a disability?

From the everyday experiences to the truly exceptional, we want to hear it!

This year, we will be shining a spotlight on your inspirational friends and loved ones. Get in touch via our socials or email us directly with their name, a photo and why they inspire you, and we'll feature them here and on our social channels!*

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*We will not publish any content without the expressed permission of the nominee. You can either provide written evidence of your nominee's permission, or provide us with their contact details and we will contact them directly to ensure we have permission before publishing.

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What's on?


Links and Resources

Check out our social media campaign for regular updates throughout Disability History Month!

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