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UCL celebrates UK Disability History Month 2021

24 November 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.
  • 29 November – [VIRTUAL/FOR STUDENTS]: Join a workshop on discussing disabilities and health conditions with employers. The event will offer advice on recognising when an employer has an inclusive culture and guidance on further resources and support.


  • 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 AND IN PERSON/FOR ALL]: The Portico will be lighting up purple for International Day of Persons with Disabilities at UCL. Join in by following the #IDPwDAtUCL hashtag on the day and sharing what you are doing in your area to support disability inclusion.
  • 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

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