took place in London to evaluate what had been learnt about mental health during the war.
On 29 July 1948, the day of the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic Games, Dr. Guttmann organised the first competition for wheelchair athletes which he named the Stoke Mandeville Games and involved 16 injured servicemen and...
following trials in the U.S and Canada. By the end of the 1970's thanks to successful immunisation programmes in the UK, Polio was virtually eradicated.
took place in Rome featuring 400 athletes from 23 countries. Since then they have taken place every four years.
took place designated by the World Federation for Mental Heath at its annual meeting in Copenhagen.
was created by Danish design student Susanne Koefoed and still used today to let people know there are accessible facilities in an area or building.
held in Cambridge, England called "Mobility for the Elderly and Handicapped". It considered the practical issues of service delivery, plus effects of mobility on lifestyles.
In 1976, the General Assembly proclaimed 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP) It called for a plan of action at the national, regional and international levels, with an emphasis on equalization of opportunities...
passed which amends the Chronically Sick and Disabled persons Act 1970 and seeks to strengthen requirements for building access and design.
which recognised the pressing need for the full participation and equality of people living with disabilities.
the Norwegian Council on Disability publishes a report on how building design and planning should not be about specialized provision for people with a disability but access for all should be the norm.
"From day one, you felt there was something extraordinarily special in the air. It probably marked the time and place when Paralympians genuinely became part of the Olympic Movement."
where the UK is a signatory to this Convention which commits states to uphold human rights for disabled people.
which updated existing acts and in the case of disability, employers and service providers came under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to their workplaces to overcome the barriers experienced by people with a disability.