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UK Disability History Month: A time to take stock and reconsider

2020 – Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go?

UK Disability History Month takes place from 18 November to 20 December 2020. This year, we’d like to share two articles to make us think, reflect and reconsider how we can support disabled people’s rights across Scotland.

World of Inclusion are asking questions about access and developing and sharing a wide range of resources to:

  • Understand the importance of the struggles of Disabled People for Access
  • Understand the Human Rights Principle of Access for Disabled People
  • Apply Universal Design to environmental, communication, educational, occupational, organisational issues to minimise barriers to Disabled People and maximise our participation.

Access their resources and further information here: UK Disability History Month

Language and disability rights: an evolving relationship

Shape Arts are sharing perspectives from within the disability arts and activism community, marking 25 years since the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act. In this long-form essay, artist Aidan Moesby invites us on a journey to examine the relationship between disability rights and language, questioning how much has really changed in these last few decades.

Read Aidan thoughtful and thought provoking article here: The History of Language and Disability Rights

Any members who would like to take part in Disability Equality Training, looking at language, discrimination, stigma and the part we can play to counter these issues, just let Mark know and we can look to arrange this for you. Contact Mark at: mark@sdsscotland.org.uk