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Disability History Month

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Yeah, I’m dyslexic- but let me explain

I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was 8. For an articulate kid who was good at maths, my spelling and reading comprehension was pretty shockingly low. In many ways…

“It is our responsibility to advocate alongside disabled students”: Confronting ableism at our university

We live in a society that is deeply, distinctly, institutionally ableist. To many able-bodied or neurotypical people, this canker of ableism seems hidden beneath the surface: they don’t have to…

History Months: organise to stop tokenising the marginalised

CW: ableism, anti-Blackness As Disabilities History Month is upon us, it’s important to remember that disabilities justice isn’t just a single month’s thought but an ongoing process where one must…

Why Disability History Month Matters

November marks Disability History Month and we should all be celebrating. It is a month long national event which showcases the diverse cultural history of disabled people while highlighting the…

The University of Edinburgh is failing disabled students

While this, our Disability History Month edition, features a wide variety of content celebrating the disabled community of the University of Edinburgh, it is difficult to ignore the startling reality…

Representation of disability in science fiction versus real life

From space travel to superpowers, science fiction has always presented fantastical possibilities. But when it comes to disability, it doesn’t have the best track record. Does the idealism of sci-fi…