Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Law and Policy in the UK

Almost exactly a year ago, in January 2017, the UK Department of Education published a report by the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group (DSSLG) which offered guidance on how universities and other higher education providers could better support disabled students. In short, the report found that institutions of higher education could do much more to make learning and teaching more inclusive for disabled students. This February the University of Oxford will be hosting a conference on Disability Law and Policy to mark the launch of the newly established Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project, headed by Dr Marie Tidball. In this episode, Marie talks about disability rights and the importance of teaching a new generation of lawyers about disability law.

The Disability Law and Policy Project aims to put disability law at the centre of learning and teaching in the law curriculum. This conference will focus on legal issues affecting persons with disability, at the intersection of gender, race, age, sexuality and class, in the interest of promoting the intellectual study of disability and its relationship with domestic and international law. Registration is free and open to the public.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-disability-law-and-policy-conference-2018-tickets-41955341556

Interview with: Dr Marie Tidball (University of Oxford)
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

Listen to the podcast here.

Full interview transcript available here.

[Released: 29 January 2017]