UoB celebrates Disability History Month 2022

Taking place from 16 November to 16 December, Disability History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the lives and achievements of disabled people as well as focussing on the barriers to equality that disabled people experience.

Each year the theme changes so that we can all explore and challenge different issues that many disabled people experience. The theme for 2022 is Disability, Health and Wellbeing.

This Disability History Month we are delivering a programme of events to provide space for conversations, education around the above theme, and a chance to celebrate the diversity of our University community.

Watch Olivia, a student and EDI Ambassador, introduce Disability History Month.

You can also help shape Disability Services at the University. By volunteering to take part in the Disabled Students Contribution Group you can offer your perspective and enhance the student experience, while developing your skills. The group is open to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) who identify as having a disability. Complete the registration form for more information. 

Key events from UoB’s Disability History Month programme include:

  • Deaf awareness and signing session
    Wednesday 23 November 2022 (12:30-13:30), Online
  • Lessons Learned From Working in STEM with a Physical Disability
    Wednesday 30 November 2022 (13:30-14:30), Physics West 117
  • Culture, religion and autism
    Wednesday 30 November 2022 (18:00-18:45), Online
  • The hidden voices of people who stutter
    Friday 9 December 2022 (16:30-18:30), Online

If you’re attending one of our sessions, you can join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #DisabilityHistoryMonth #UKDHM in your posts.

View the full DHM 2022 programme


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