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English Heritage Explores Disability in Time and Place

Posted December 5th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

An interesting new section on the English Heritage website has been launched all about the history of disability and the built environment: from 1050 to the present day.

Disability in Time and Place reveals how disabled peoples’ lives are integral to the heritage all around us.  From leper chapels built in the 1100s to protests about accessibility in the 1980s, the built environment is inextricably linked to the stories of disabled people, hidden and well-known.  This section serves as an invitation to those interested in disability or social history to explore what the historic environment has to offer.

A History of Disability


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