December is UK Disability History Month

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December is UK Disability History Month

UKDHM is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights.

UKDHM' is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights. This is our third year, following the success of last year's event.

The theme for this year will be “Changing Lives, Changing Times, Challenging the Ideas that Lead to Hate Crime”. This will give the chance to explore the history of attitudes and how disabled people's lives have been marked by change.

"It is our turn to document this history and to become agents of change within our communities"

A HISTORY OF DISABILITY: FROM 1050 TO THE PRESENT DAY

Disability in Time and Place reveals how disabled peoples' lives are integral to the heritage all around us.  From leper chapels built in the 1100s to protests about accessibility in the 1980s, the built environment is inextricably linked to the stories of disabled people, hidden and well-known.  This section serves as an invitation to those interested in disability or social history to explore what the historic environment has to offer. All the content has been translated into British Sign Language. You can also find out more information aboutbuildings highlighted in these pages, some of which are open to the public.