What's on and support around disability.
Find out what's on for Disability History Month, from talks and interactive events in Canterbury and Medway. Explore the disability history timeline of progress in disability support and provision at the University of Kent, and watch the series of short films about the experiences of disabled students, staff and alumni.
We have a full calendar of events and activities planned throughout Disability History Month 2023 in partnership with Kent Union.
Check out #DHMKent23 on social media to see what's coming up this year...
Here are some photos of some of the events that took place on our campuses to celebrate Disability History Month at Kent in 2022.
Students, staff and alumni on their lived experience of disability, and ways to reduce stigma and improve inclusion in our Kent community, and beyond.
To access larger or full-screen view, click the name beneath each video. Full transcripts are available at the bottom of this page.
Staff member, Canterbury campus. (2 minutes)
Undergraduate student, Medway campus. (2 minutes 18 seconds)
Staff member, Medway campus. (5 minutes 40 seconds)
Former student. (2 minutes 21 seconds)
Former student. (2 minutes 29 seconds)
Postgraduate student, Canterbury campus. (1 minute 47 seconds)
Staff member, Canterbury campus. (2 minutes 42 seconds)
Student, Canterbury campus. (8 minutes 48 seconds)
Explore the full timeline here as a narrated video (7 mins, closed captions available), or scroll down to read a slightly abridged version.
You can also download this content as a large-print accessible Word document.
2021 Master of Research (MRes) thesis by Kent student Charlotte Aspland.
Research from Kent Law School academics into how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted workplaces for disabled people.
Learn more about disability history and social justice on the UK Disability History Month website.
Check out the Inclusive Employers website for podcasts, events and employment advice.
Watch Elise Roy's TED talk, 'When we design for disability we all benefit'.
On the Gulbenkian site you can filter for audio described, captioned or 'relaxed' showings.
Kent alumni and 2022 honorary graduate Kush Kanodia is a judge for this celebration of Britain’s most influential disabled people and organisations.
Download the transcripts for the Our Stories film series as accessible Microsoft Word documents: