The University, Hull Sport and Hull University Students’ Union have been celebrating UK Disability History Month on campus with a series of activities and events.
As Disability History Month, which provides a platform to focus on the history of disabled people’s struggle for equality and human rights, draws to a close – here’s a reminder of some of the resources, and activities that have taken place.
For further reading and additional information:
The Brynmor Jones Library has a reading list in their ‘spotlight’ series which can be viewed online by following the link to Spotlight on: UK Disability History Month 2021.
Alice Giblin’s series of 5 videos: Where Alice talks about how her visual impairment has shaped her life. She speaks very openly about what it means for her as she’s grown up and how COVID-19 has impacted on her specifically and her journey.
- Introduction https://youtu.be/60-VYcr8RMQ
- Life at school https://youtu.be/Ux39YBY_6QU
- Being a student https://youtu.be/M_opIUVxMJw
- Working https://youtu.be/x8d1Rg5SAz8
- Covid-19 https://youtu.be/A93hUPzq9oQ
Jonty Warneken – Getting over adversity video: As part of Disability History Month (2020) Jonty Warneken delivered a video on “Getting over adversity”. Jonty a Competitive Ice Swimmer who has swam with icebergs, was the first Ice Miler with a disability and cold water swims in the UK throughout the year. He found it really important being able to continue this during COVID-19 when he could. Watch more about Jonty by clicking on this YouTube link.
Two papers written by Professional Services Staff:
Issue 13.1 Summer 2021 – NADP (nadp-uk.org) – Kember, M. (2021) From enforcement to engagement: The role of the EHRC and Higher Education Institutions in considering the lived experience of disabled people. Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher education. Issue 13.1. pp 7-19
Winter 2020 – NADP (nadp-uk.org) – Omissi, C. (2020) From reasonable adjustments to inclusive practice: has the increased emphasis on inclusive learning reduced the need for reasonable adjustments for disabled students in UK HEIs? Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education. Issue 12:1 pp. 5-25.