Disability History Month 2018

This Disability History Month we're sharing stories and research relating to disability.


Disability and music

Did you know that music is also experienced by senses other than hearing? The official theme of UK Disability History Month 2018 is Disability and Music, with the aim of showcasing how people with every type and degree of impairment can creatively express themselves through music.

Our academics and students in the Department of Music have been carrying out various research projects and initiatives looking into supporting people with a hearing impairment to better experience and enjoy music listening and performance.

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Specific Learning Difficulties

Many of our students and staff have Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs), in the form of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and ADHD. This Disability History Month we’re raising awareness of these hidden disabilities, which can affect your approach to work and learning as well as your personal and professional life.

Find out more about SpLDs as well as hearing from staff and students who experience them. Discover how the University SpLD Tutorial Service supports students and staff by providing one to one tutorials for students with specific learning difficulties.

Information and resources

Staff stories - living with a disability

Last Disability History Month we asked members of our Staff & Disability Network to share their stories. Read about their experience of what it's like to have their disability in the work place and at home.

Your stories

Hackcessible make-a-thon

Students from our Faculty of Engineering joined a 'Hackcessible make-a-thon' to help create innovative assistive technology to help people with disabilities overcome everyday challenges.

The event was a collaboration between the University's iForge makers space, the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH), and Assistronix, and gave students real world experience in manufacturing as well as providing solutions that will increase accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

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