Thalidomide and the UK Welfare State: How a Unique Tragedy Showed the Problems of All People With Disability

This post was presented to the Carleton University Disability Research Group earlier this year and is cross-posted on Active History. By Jameel Hampton Beginning with the recognition of the special needs of disabled schoolchildren in the 1880s, the British state took on the welfare of groups of disabled people perceived to be deserving of statutory …

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Upcoming Event! Inspire Democracy Workshop: Accessibility, Design and Innovation

DATE AND TIME Sat, 10 March 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST LOCATION MacOdrum Library, Room 252 Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6   The Carleton Unversity Disability Research Group is working with Elecitions Canada on a workshop, Inspire Democracy, to discuss civic engagement and electoral participation in Canada. It …

Public Lecture: Disability and the Welfare State in Britain with Dr. Jameel Hampton

Carleton University Disability Research Group presents: Dr. Jameel Hampton Disability and the Welfare State in Britain When: Friday, March 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Where: Paterson Hall, Room 433 The much-celebrated British welfare state of the 1940s to the later 1970s originally excluded disabled civilians. With the “rediscovery of poverty” in the 1960s, promised …

Dr. Karen Yoshida Presents, “Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember.”

Below is a text copy and PowerPoint presentation of Dr. Karen Yoshida's (Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto) presentation at our December 2017 event, Disability, Technology, Inclusion: A Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research, History Exhibits and Pedagogy. This presentation has been made available and archived to increase accessibility. .docx file: Out from Under-Presentation-Carleton- Dec 2017 .ppt …