Disability History Month aims to celebrate the past and present achievements and promote the importance of equal rights for differently abled people in the UK.
The month focuses on all types of disabilities including mental health difficulties, specific learning disabilities and chronic illness. We challenge the barriers differently abled students face in higher education and accessing university education.
The theme of the UK Disability History Month this year was Disability, Health and Wellbeing.
Disability History Month 2022 took place 16 November until 16 December 2022.
In partnership with UWE Bristol, The Students' Union undertook a series of events to celebrate and support our disabled staff and students, demonstrate allyship, and engage in meaningful discussions about the future of accessibility at UWE Bristol.
You can check out UWE Bristol’s series of events here: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/study/library/our-libraries/library-activities-and-groups/disability-history-month
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Whether you identify as disabled yourself or you’d like to improve your knowledge on supporting people with disabilities, please come along to our DAA events, for peer-to-peer conversations, casual advice and information.
AA events run on a relaxed, drop-in basis so there's no obligation to stay for the duration of the event - just pop by and stay for as long as you like!
(**DAA events are open to all students identifying as disabled (including mental health difficulties, Specific Learning Disabilities and chronic illness), as well as allies looking for an inclusive space – everyone’s welcome!)
Looking for the next DAA? Keep an eye on our What's On Page
Looking for extra support? The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol have a range of services available, including our Advice Centre, the UWE Wellbeing Service, and our 24/7 Crisis Textline service.
Our Advice Team is on hand to provide free, non-judgemental and confidential advice. The service is independent of UWE Bristol and all advice is impartial, unbiased, and nothing you tell the team will appear on your UWE Bristol file.
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Whether you are a current student or you are thinking about applying to UWE Bristol, the Disability Service have a range of support services for you. If you are unable to meet a deadline or have a problem with an assessment, additional assessment support is available.
To find out more, click here.
Specialist Mentor Support
UWE Bristol offer one-to-one specialist mentor support focusing on your academic studies. You may be eligible to access this service through Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Please contact Disability Service if you are unsure about your entitlement to DSA.
To find out more, click here.
4 ways to design a disability-friendly future | Meghan Hussey
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Nearly fifteen percent of the world's population lives with a disability, yet this massive chunk of humanity is still routinely excluded from opportunities. Sharing her experience growing up with an autistic sister, disability inclusion advocate Meghan Hussey illuminates the path towards an inclusive future in four steps, and it starts with an attitude check on assumptions and stereotypes. Designing a world built for everyone is not a "nice to have," Hussey says -- it's critical to the fabric of society. View the video here.