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A Brief History of Disabled People’s Self-Organisation

A booklet produced in 2013 by Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

A Brief History of Disabled People's Self-Organisation Standard Print PDF

A Brief History of Disabled People's Self-Organisation Text only


No Limits: The Disabled People’s Movement - A Radical History, by Judy Hunt, 2019

Download 12 point or 18 point copy from the GMCDP website. Braille and audio copies available for loan.


Articles and book chapters available online

Chapter 2 'A Brief History of Discrimination and Disabled People' in the book Disabled People in Britain and discrimination: A Case For
Anti- Discrimination Legislation, by Colin Barnes (1991).

The chapter 'Growing Pains - Disability Politics: The Journey Explained and Described' by Jane Campbell. Chapter 5 In the book Disability Studies: Past Present and Future, edited by Len Barton and Mike Oliver (1997); Leeds: The Disability Press, pp. 78

'The Place of Le Court Residents in the History of the Disability Movement in England' by Phillip Mason

The Independent Living Movement in the UK, by John Evans (2003). This gives an excellent history of the Independent Living Movement until 2003.