UCL celebrates UK Disability History Month 2021



UCL is marking UK Disability History Month 2021 with a variety of free events and activities.

UCL is presenting a range of events as part of UK Disability History Month 2021. Find out more below.


30 November - [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: Join a ’Fireside chat’ with legendary disability rights activist Judy Heumann, who will be speaking about her recent book, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist.

25 November - [VIRTUAL/FOR STAFF]: Find out more about disability equality in the UK at this staff Community of Practice workshop.

29 November - [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: Louise Grimmett from UCL’s Student Support and Wellbeing will be leading this online talk on neurodiversity and the resources that UCL can offer.

2 December - [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: UCL’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and the Global Disability Innovation Hub will be hosting  #WeThe15 in Artificial Intelligence , an online event to discuss the power of AI in transforming the lives of people with disabilities.

2 December - [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: In this Lunch Hour Lecture , Professor Katrina Scior and Lisa Richardson will present research on a range of interventions to combat the stigma of intellectual disability.

3 December - [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UCL Student Support and Wellbeing will be  hosting academics and an expert student panel. 

8 December - [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: Join a panel discussion on rethinking inclusive spaces in Higher Education based on learnings from disabled students and staff.

9 and 14 December - [VIRTUAL/FOR STAFF]: Digital Skills Development are running a session on Word and a session on PowerPoint  to help you create more accessible content.

This webpage is being updated with additional events as they are announced. If you are hosting a UCL event for UK Disability History Month that you would like included here, please get in touch. 

UCL supports the Sunflower Lanyard invisible disability scheme -  see our dedicated webpage for more information and FAQs.

The UCL Inclusive Innovators podcast series marked International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) with an episode featuring Kamran Mallick, CEO of Disability Rights UK - listen here or access the trascript.

How the  UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (UCL iLAC) team is helping people in local communities get the support they are entitled to through the provision of free legal advice.


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