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Disability in Time and Place an online resource for disability history

A van run by The Not Forgotten Association, a charity for disabled army veterans, in front of the railings of Buckingham Palace, 1950s. © English Heritage Archive

Last week saw the launch of Disability in Time and Place: English Heritage's major new online disability history resource. Working with disabled people and specialists in disability history, English Heritage demonstrates how disabled people have had a major influence on many well known and less well-known buildings that we see every day. From medieval churches built with Lepers’ squints to meeting places for the first disabled self-help groups in the early 20th century, you can explore the history of hundreds of buildings telling the story of disabled people’s lives.

The web resource includes new research, stunning photographs from the English Heritage Archive and other sources, an interactive timeline and buildings information from the National Heritage List for England and Pastscape. The content is fully translated into British Sign Language on each page.

Disability in Time and Place demonstrates that disability history is integral to our understanding of the story of England and the buildings around us.

English Heritage welcomes any feedback. Please contact the team via email.

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