As part of UK Disability History Month (UKDHM), starting on Tuesday 22nd November, we are running a Twitter campaign called #SeeMeNotDisability. The theme of UKDHM this year is ‘language used to describe people with disabilities and the language people with disabilities use to describe themselves.’ To celebrate this theme we have created a campaign to highlight our belief that people should not be defined by their disability.
Service users from across The Disabilities Trust’s divisions, including Disability Lifestyles, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), Autism Spectrum Partners and Community Services were involved. We asked them to take part in the #SeeMeNotDisability campaign by telling us something about themselves to share with the public to demonstrate the meaning behind the hashtag. We have had a great response, with photos coming in daily. These will be shared throughout the month and we are hoping this campaign raises awareness about the importance of looking beyond someone’s disability to see the person that they are.
If you would like to take part in this campaign then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be sent the template, as seen in the photos, then you or someone you know can write their own #SeeMeNotDisability comment. Take a photo of you/them holding it and send it in so we can use it as part of the campaign.
We look forward to learning more about you and seeing your photos.