Join Libraries this November to celebrate Disability Recognition Month. Read on to find out more and how to get involved.
Explore our reading list
We asked students and staff for recommendations of works that explore disability to broaden our collection and make it more inclusive.
With those suggestions we created a dedicated reading list for Disability Recognition Month. It includes a wide range of titles, covering essays, memoirs and fiction, alongside a selection of webpages and magazines.
Many titles from the reading list are available to borrow from our libraries in print or ebook format. Click through on the reading list to check availability on NUsearch and place requests. Events and activities
We're expanding our Disabiltiy Recognition Month reading list and need your help, if you have a book suggestion you'd like us to add to our collection, send it our way.
Events and activities
Libraries are hosting events and activities throughout Disability Recognition Month, including:
Empathy lab pop-up
Simulator kits will be provided to offer a firsthand experience of certain disabilities. Small tasks are assigned with the kit to provide a genuine understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, sparking discussions on potential improvements to overcome barriers.
Hallward Library - University Park
Wednesday 6 December, 10 am - 12 pm
Libraries Liberation cafe drop-in
An inclusive event orchestrated by Libraries Engagement Managers and SU's Liberation Officer. It seeks to cultivate a warm community for literature enthusiasts while underscoring the importance of Disability Recognition Month (DRM). The occasion serves as a platform to heighten awareness about individuals with disabilities, fostering discussions on ways to enhance their overall experience.
Liberation Hub, Portland Building - University Park
Thursday 7 December, 12 pm - 2 pm
Posted on Thursday 16th November 2023