Disability History Month 2023

From Thursday 16 November through to Saturday 16 December 2023 the University of Hertfordshire is proud to be marking UK Disability History Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges of those within our communities who have seen or unseen disabilities or are caring for those with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Disability, Children and Youth” and so especially relevant for our community.

Last year we celebrated successfully achieving Disability Confident level 2 - Employer status which required a Self-Assessment against a set of criteria, highlighting what we are already doing to advance disability equality at Herts. We also had to demonstrate what additional steps we would be taking to ensure that people with a disability have the opportunity to fulfil their potential in the workplace here at Herts.

This year we have been working hard to take forward these actions so that we can make a real difference to our disabled community over the next few years. You can learn more about our Disability Confident Charter Mark on our EDI pages. Staff can find out more about the Disability Confident Scheme on Herts Hub.

Disability History Month is a fantastic opportunity for all our staff, students and the wider community to ask questions and educate yourself about disability and the disabled experience. Please take advantage of the resources below and attend our events to expand your understanding so that you can take meaningful action to become an active ally and show your support - not only during this special month, but always.

Check the programme of events