Join us to discuss the question 'has access to the city of York improved since medieval times?' About this event We will consider examples from history of adaptations and forms of transport with more recent issues concerning disabled access to the city and public attitudes towards disabled people following the Covid pandemic. We combine the… Read More »YDW2021: Heritage, Access and Disability
Join Dr Ruben Verwaal in this online event to explore the oldest acoustic hearing aids in Wellcome Collection: the ear trumpet.
Prior to COVID-19 people with a learning disability or autism received inequitable consideration in supporting their health and wellbeing, access to appropriate education provision, suitable housing, meaningful employment and community services. The pandemic has compounded these circumstances, with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Office for National Statistics (ONS)… Read More »Learning Disabilities and Autism: Equality and Empowerment
For centuries, disabled people and their history have been hidden in plain sight. Before the advent of modern medicine, any impairment, disease or frailty was often a matter of life and death. The treatment of disabled people reveals a great deal about periods throughout history and contemporary wider societies – join us in asking: What… Read More »All the Kings’ Fools: Disability and the Tudors
This event will provide delegates with a clear understanding of The Neurodiversity Movement, current legislation underpinning neurodivergent access and adjustments, information around neurodiversity terminology, and, crucially, a greater confidence in developing neurodivergent programming, provision and workforce.
About this event This year's theme for Disability History Month is Hidden Impairment. The Disability Staff Network have organized a session on the history of hidden impairment. There will be two 20 min papers: Lucy Delap (Cambridge) will be discussing 'Visible and invisible disabilities in the Welfare State since 1944' Sarah Crook (Swansea) will… Read More »Disability History Month: The History of Hidden Impairment