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Get involved: Disability History Month 2022

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November 16 marks the beginning of UK Disability History Month 2022, which aims to raise awareness of the unequal position of disabled people in society and to advocate for disability equality, an understanding of the historical roots of this inequality and highlighting stories, struggles for equality and inclusion and the ‘social model’ of disability.

Support services, funding and support for learning

For information on disability support for students at King's please visit Student Services Online

Events and activities 

Below we share ways that you can be involved in UK Disability History Month and support that is available for students. From King's Careers & Employability to new BeActive Activity for All sessions from King’s Sport & Wellness, below we share essential information and events happening around King’s. 

Layers of Vision exhibition

Bush House Arcade, Monday 21 November to Friday 16 December

An image of a hand touching a wall with small, three-dimensional red circles against a blue background

Layers of Vision explores the experiences and perspectives of blind and partially sighted artists living in a world made for sighted people. In meaningfully co-created and joyful ways, Layers of Vision raises attention to, and challenges, the barriers that people who are blind or have sight loss are facing in everyday life.

Each artwork, in its own way, appreciates different forms of vision and features multisensory elements.

Find out more

Legal Ease webinar: The Equality Act 2010, what is a disability?

Thursday 10 November, 10.00 – 11.00

Join Bela Gor, Head of Legal & Content and Emily Jackson, Senior Business Partner, at Business Disability Forum for an in-depth exploration of the legal definition of disability.

Find out more and book your place on the Access King's site.

King’s Careers & Employability

Longer appointments: King’s Careers offers longer 40-minute appointments for students with disabilities. They can be booked up to two weeks in advance by emailing, sharing availability and preferred campus. More information on these one-to-one appointments can be found on our the disability KEATS pages.

Workshops/Events: Throughout the year we deliver workshops (e.g. Welcome Week – Work Experience with a Disability) as well as the Spotlight on Inclusion: Disability Inclusion event, you can find details of these on King’s CareerConnect.

KEATS Pages: For targeted information please see the disability-focused KEATS pages.

Connecting with Charities: Disability, Health & Wellbeing

Online, 22 November 2022, 13.00 –  14.00

Join King’s Volunteering to hear from three brilliant community partners who work to support people living with disabilities, additional needs and serious health conditions and find out how you can make a difference by being a part of their work!

During this event, you will hear from Muscular Dystrophy UK, KEEN London and Caxton Youth.

Find out more and sign up here

Learn more about AccessAble

Wednesday 23 November 23, 10.00 – 11.00

An online session with David Waterman, the new AccessAble account manager for King’s.

David will share what AccessAble is, where to find it, and how to use it to navigate our five campuses. This will be followed by a Q&A session where you can ask questions and learn more about all that AccessAble provides.

Book your place on the Access King's site.

BeActive: Activity for All

Strand Gym, Thursday 24 November, 17.00 – 18.00

Image shows an exercise studio with wooden flooring and grey walls, a woman in a white hoodie sits on a red yoga mat, with other people taking place in the class in a line to the left.

Activity for All is a new BeActive session covering a variety of inclusive physical activity and sports for everyone to try.

The first session will be take place on Thursday 24 November and introduce Boccia (pronounced bot-cha), a Paralympic sport that is similar to bowls. Participants will work together in teams to get as close to the target as possible.

Look out for more Activity for All sessions which will be taking place throughout the year. 

Sign up here

Creating a disability smart world together global conference

Thursday 1 December, 10.00 – 1.00 / 14.00 – 17.00

The conference will run in the morning and afternoon so you can join in wherever you are in the world.

Sessions include:

  • Lost in translation? A global guide to the language of disability
  • Navigating the language of loss – a global perspective
  • How are you feeling? Checking in on the mental health and wellbeing of your global workforce

Find out more and book your place on the Access King's site.

Language and Landscape in Holyrood Park: British Sign Language

Online, Monday 5 December, 17.30 – 18.30

Four scenic images of Scotland with the following text on a banner: LANGUAGE AND LANDSCAPE IN HOLYROOD PARK – Discover the stories of Holyrood Park through British Sign Language (BSL), and explore the richness of this visual language.

Explore four stories about Edinburgh's Holyrood Park in British Sign Language (BSL), and learn more about this visual-spatial language.

Find out more and sign up here

You can also discover more about Holyrood Park through British Sign Language, captions or a voiceover on the Historic Scotland Environment website