International Day of Disabled People

International Day of Disabled People Events

In Conversation with Nick Cummins event

Tuesday 30th November 12.00pm – 1.00pm (20 mins talk, 20 mins Q&A)

Nick Cummins is a member of the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby squad that won gold at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo and a PhD student at the University of Leicester. In this talk, he discusses how sport helped transform his life after severe illness and enabled him to forge a new identity as an athlete. Nick will also discuss his experience at the Paralympic Games and how he has balanced his sporting and academic commitments.

Format documents for accessibility webinar

Wednesday 1 December 2.00pm – 3.00pm

An accessible document can be read and understood by a diverse group of students and/or staff, regardless of any disability they may have. This session will explain how documents could create barriers to learning and work, and introduces the elements you need to consider to make your documents and presentations accessible. The presentation will be given in the context of the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility regulations, and will highlight resources and training available to you.

Thinking Positively about Disability

Thursday 2 December 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Delivered by Sharron Sturgess, AccessAbility Centre and Co-Chair of the Staff Disability Forum, this session will look at the concept of disability from the perspective of those with a lived experience of it. We shall consider various models of disability, including the medical, social and ‘affirmative’ model, which is emerging from within the disabled peoples movement where disability is to be celebrated as part of the normal diversity of human existence.

As well as exploring these new ideas around how we view disability there will be an opportunity to actively consider the nature of disability, and the language and terminology we might adopt in our discussions of it.

Book your place now via our Eventbrite link.

A direct link to the session will be provided alongside your ticket as the event draws near.

Buffalo Boy, by Bun Thouen and Lay Noth

Friday 3 December Live stream starts at 7.00pm

All of us want to be heard, and all of us need to be heard. Sometimes the ones that need listening to the most have got the quietest voices.

A story of communication, articulation and what it means to be heard. Inspired by real life events, Buffalo Boy, tells the story of Thouen as he leaves his home where he struggles to be understood and heads in search of a place where he can express himself.

A ground-breaking international collaboration between British Arts Practitioners and Deaf and Disabled Cambodian Artists.

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Want access to more events? Head over to the Students’ Unions website for International Day of Disabled People events, held by societies across the University.

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