The Centre for Disability Studies

We are an interdisciplinary network of researchers from across the Social Sciences, Humanities and STEM subjects.

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Disability Archive

The archive aims to provide disabled people, students and scholars access to the writings of those disability activists, writers and allies whose work may no longer be easily accessible

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Emeritus Professor Barnes at an event with Tara Flood of the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE)


Members of The Centre for Disability Studies provide a wide range of teaching and supervision within the University.

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Photo of Professor Anna Lawson and other CDS members at a Summer School on Disability Rights at Hong Kong University. A group photo with students and Dr Simon Ng, organiser of the event.

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We welcome the Government’s 2019 manifesto commitment to publish a National Strategy for Disabled People before the end of 2020,...


Gerard Quinn, Chair in International Disability Law at the School of Law, University of Leeds was confirmed yesterday (7th October...


**Announcement** Call for Chapters for Proposed Routledge Handbook on Children’s Rights and Disability Joint Director of the Centre for Disability...


Today, as we approach the end of 2018, we look back over a successful year at the Centre for Disability...