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Are eugenics still having an impact today?

In the video above, Rosemarie Garland-Thompson explains her view that eugenics is still alive today in various forms. She focuses largely on the idea that commerce is a driving force …

Stories from history

Disability is and always has been an important part of human diversity. In this video, Tom Shakespeare and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson discuss the rich contribution disabled people and disabled characters have …

Learning from history

This week you will explore three case studies in the history of disability. But before you do, we want to put these case studies into a wider historical context. After …

Reflecting on a good life

Now that we’ve talked a little bit about living a good life, and about some disabling attitudes and stereotypes, let’s bring these two ideas together. In the above video, various …

Listening to people with disabilities

Throughout the course a diverse group of people with different impairments will talk about their lives and experiences being disabled. Some are invited experts. Others have agreed to tell us …