UK Disability History Month 2022

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UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event focused on the history of disabled people’s fight for equality and human rights. 

UKDHM 2022 will take place from the evening of 16 November until Friday 16 December and the 2022 theme is Disability, Health and Well Being.

The University is helping to mark the awareness month by highlighting relevant events and activities, lighting up the Parkinson Building for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) and sharing the support available for disabled staff and students.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2022)

The Parkinson Building at night lit with purple light

The #PurpleLightUp of the Parkinson Building marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2022)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities takes place during UK Disability History month on 3 December. The University of Leeds will be marking this day by featuring in the #PurpleLightUp campaign. The Parkinson building will be lit purple to symbolise our support for our disabled staff and students and our commitment to improving disability equality and inclusion. 

Is it Accessible?

A video produced by the University Web Accessibility Project aims to help raise awareness and provide insight into digital accessibility issues. The ‘Is it accessible?’ video is embedded on the Digital Accessibility site, which also has information and links to other resources. There will be an audio described version of the video available soon.

‘Is it accessible?’ Digital accessibility for staff at Leeds video transcript



Details of more UKDHM events will be listed below. Please check back regularly for new additions.

External Events
17 November
Join for the online launch of UK Disability History Month 2022.

Best practice to support disabled students in Higher Education (Eventbrite)
Date: 23 November, 14-15:30
Royal Holloway’s Disability and Mental Health Staff Network invites students, staff and the public to take part in a panel discussion with representatives from Disabled Students UK.

Disability History Month 2022 at LSBU (Eventbrite)
Date: 24 November, 16:30
Location: Online
About: Join London South Bank University (LSBU) for a panel discussion on Disability and Employment.

York Disability Week
Date: 26th November – 3rd December
Location: Various locations across the city in person and online
About: This city wide event includes a programme of diverse activities and topics including art exhibitions, workshops and forums.

Diversity and Ability Conference 2022: What Inclusion Looks Like
5-6 December
Join Diversity and Ability to mark the International Day of Disabled People and share best practice in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Support for disabled staff and students at the University