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Disability History Month

Disability History Month
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The Disabled Employees Network and the Equality Diversity and Inclusion team would like to invite all colleagues and students to get involved in Disability History Month 2020 at NTU.

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Event details

Between 1 December and 18 December 2020, we hope you will engage in this great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and also use this opportunity to develop your own disability awareness.

This year, the national Disability History Month 2020 theme is Access. We’ll also be celebrating/exploring what’s changed since the introduction of the first disability legislation – the Disability Discrimination Act, 25 years ago.

As an employer, NTU is proud to have been granted Disability Confident Employer status in 2018 and we are now working towards Disability Confident Leader status. We are working together to embed the principles of the Equality Act and also the associated public sector equality duty into daily policies and practices across NTU.

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NTU’s Disability History Month programme will give the NTU community the opportunity to do some learning and to have some dialogue on the issues that are important around this agenda. We hope that our staff and students across NTU will use the next month to participate and create spaces where people can discuss and talk about disability – in all its guises.

We will also be using this opportunity to share some insightful stories and good practices from employees to help create inclusive workplaces.

Events schedule

1 DecChris' Story: Blog from Chris KeastRead Chris' blog post here.

Find out more about disability here.
1 Dec1 pm – 3 pm Disability Confidence for Managers CourseTo book on to a session, simply go to MyHR, select Learning and Development, and search for 'Disability Confidence'.
3 DecAll dayLight up of Newton building in purple to celebrate International Day of Disabled PersonsFind out more about #PurpleLightUp
8 DecJen's Story: Blog from Jennifer Bell, Acting Chair of the Disabled Employees NetworkRead Jen's blog post here.

Find out more about disability here.
14 Dec 12 pm – 1 pmPanel Conversation: Celebrating 25 Years of Disability Discrimination LegislationClick here to view a recording of the panel conversation
17 DecDispelling Myths and Misconceptions about Disability: Blog from Shilpa Arya, EDI ConsultantRead Shilpa's blog post here.

Find out more about disability here.

Visit this page for information, guidance, training and sources of support to enable us all to be disability aware, inclusive and supported.

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