"Disability is part of the human condition. At any one time, perhaps 15% of the population have a disability: add illness and ageing and impairment comes to us all. In this blog, I want to share short biographies of famous and not-so-famous disabled people, and by doing so demonstrate the variety and the achievement of disabled lives. I hope it will be interesting and instructive, and welcome suggestions for future subjects."
The Newsletter of the United Kingdom Disabled People's Council features UK Disability History Month in their Winter 2010-11 Issue.
Download the newsletter here to learn more information on UK Disability History Month and UKDPC.
United Nations Enable is the official website of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat. The website provides public information on topics related to disability and the work of the United Nations for persons with disabilities.
website - http://www.un.org/disabilities/
In every aspect of life disabled people have the same rights as others. These rights are implicitly covered by other human rights treaties.
However, disabled people’s rights can often be ignored, so the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People explicitly states what these rights are. The Convention then sets out what governments should do to promote and protect these rights.
A PDF is a available in Easy read - on this website: http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/docs/wor/uncon/un-agree.pdf
Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries
Initiated and managed by RCMG, Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries (RDR) was a large scale, experimental project which developed new approaches to the interpretation of disability and the representation of disabled people’s lives and experiences in museums and galleries in the UK. It aimed to develop politically aware approaches to interpretation drawing on the social model of disability.
For the main website see: http://disabilityhistoryweek.org/
For the timelines see: http://disabilityhistoryweek.org/pages/timeline/?page=1
"30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890
was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still."
From wikipedia page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh
We think it is so important that we have complied an summery of what the differences between the 'Social' and the 'Medical' models are on our website
Or alternatively there's a GREAT PDF text compiled by the NCODP [Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People] which is also available, in full, online
The aim of 'Words to Wales' is to promote knowledge and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people in everyday life in Wales through poetry and prose. It aims to raise awareness amongst others such as people working in public services, the media and the general public to have more insight into the lives of disabled people.
Download the Words to Wales publication and other good resources on the website: http://www.disabilitywales.org/2174