Disability History Month 2021

Dates: 18 November to 18 December
Themes: Disability and Hidden Impairment and Disability Sex and Relationships

To mark 2021’s Disability History Month, the NASUWT is hosting an online, evening event, consisting of two sessions delivered by experts in their field.

Disability History and Ableism

A 45-minute session on the persecution ‘disabled’ people have experienced over the years, promoting the social model of disability which highlights the barriers that society places on the individual.

An Introduction to Neurodiversity

A 45-minute session on what neurodiversity means for teachers and students, providing insights into neurodiverse conditions and suggestions for teachers in the classroom.

Both sessions will have a Q&A session at the end of each presentation. Book via the image link below.

UK Disability History Month will be a developing and sharing of a wide range of resources, which will help users understand:

  • the importance of the struggles of disabled people for access;

  • the Human Rights Principle of Access for disabled people;

  • the application of universal design to environmental, communication, educational, occupational, organisational issues to minimise barriers to disabled people and maximise our participation.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Article 9 - Accessibility, references the following:

  1. To enable persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communications, including information and communications technologies and systems, and to other facilities and services open or provided to the public, both in urban and in rural areas. These measures, which shall include the identification and elimination of obstacles and barriers to accessibility, shall apply to, inter alia:

    1. Buildings, roads, transportation and other indoor and outdoor facilities, including schools, housing, medical facilities and workplaces;

    2. Information, communications and other services, including electronic services and emergency services.