The Disability Discrimination Act

November marks the twentieth anniversary of the passage of the Disability Discrimination Act. To mark the moment we're celebrating the civil rights activists who fought for equality.

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20 years since the Disability Discrimination Act

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November 2015 is the twentieth anniversary of the passage of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). To mark the moment we're sharing the stories of some of the campaigners whose fight for civil rights led to the DDA. 

We're also asking young disabled campaigners to share their vision of what the future of activism looks like and tell us what they want to do to make Britain a better place for disabled people. 

Disabled activists and protesters heading down Whitehall: Photo by Tony Baldwinson, People History Museum

Find out about the Disability Discrimination Act and the campaigners who fought for civil rights. 

Disabled protesters stopping a bus in the middle of the road: Photo by Tony Baldwinson, People History Museum

Read the stories of the campaigners who fought to change the law and for their civil rights. 

Jane Campbell with other protesters in London: Copyright Baroness Jane Campbell

Some of the activists who campaigned to change the law tell us what the fight meant to them. 

A picture of a rally calling for better support for disabled people

There's still lots to do to build a country where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. 

We're sharing the stories of some of the activists and campaigners who were on the frontline of the fight for legislative change. If you want to share your story or memories of the campaign then get in touch!