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An Introduction to I AM 2020
Inclusion and Access in Cambridge
Disability History Month in Cambridge is 18th November until 18th December. The theme is Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go?
We are dedicating Disability History Month 2020 to gathering, sharing, celebrating, campaigning and archiving experiences of inclusion and accessibility in Cambridge. Raising awareness to bring about change through stories, memories, history and the arts.
We would love to share written pieces, poems, songs and music, films and stories, real life or fiction, and will be posting both Cambridge-based and nationwide arts and cultural contributions.
Please email Ariadne, Community Development Officer at Cambridge City Council to contribute firstname.lastname@example.org
To acknowledge the theme and the importance of access for disabled people and those with a sensory impairment, this year we are branding DHM as Inclusion and Access Month 2020 (I AM 2020).
National Disability History Month states that they will be developing and sharing a wide range of resources to:
- Understand the importance of the struggles of Disabled People for Access
- Understand the Human Rights Principle of Access for Disabled People
- Apply Universal Design to environmental, communication, educational, occupational, organisational issues to minimise barriers to Disabled People and maximise our participation. “Universal Design” means the design of products, environments, programmes and services to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. “Universal design” shall not exclude assistive devices for particular groups of persons with disabilities where this is needed.