Disability History Month (which runs from 18 November – 18 December this year) aims to shed light on and advocate for the rights of people living with disabilities and to celebrate disabled people’s lives now and in the past. You can read more about it on the Disability History Month’s website, where you can also have a look at some of the events being organised (many of which take place online, so you don’t need to be in a particular city to attend them).

To celebrate the event, we have set up a book display on Level 5 of Northampton Square Library, where you are welcome to come and browse, and borrow the print books. If you are interested to learn more about research topics to do with different aspects of disability, you might want to have a look at e-books on Ebook Central Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collection (you can narrow your results down using subject filter on the left hand side once you’re logged in). Or, if there are books by or about disabled people that you think CityLibrary should purchase to improve the diversity of our collections, feel free to recommend them to us via Liberating CityLibrary book scheme. Alternatively, have a look at the selection of e-books below:

If your experience at university is affected by a disability, please make use of the support services available to you at City, like Disability support, Neurodiversity support, Counselling and Mental Health support. There’s also assistive software available at the university, some of which, like mind-mapping software MindGenius, or text-to-speech software Read&Write, are available on all student PCs at City. At the time when many of us are studying and having meetings online, you might also find adding Accessibility Bot to Microsoft Teams useful; please read this blog post by Learning at City for instructions on doing so.

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