Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

Marking twenty years

Of the campaign for the Disability Discrimination Act
People's history museum logo with woman sitting under it.
For decades disabled people and disability campaigners have campaigned for equal rights.

Twenty years ago this November, the campaign for civil rights led to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), an anti-discrimination law which made this country a better place for many disabled people.

Scope is marking the campaigners and activists who made this kind of change possible by sharing their stories and experiences.

Do you have memories to share about the campaign that led to the DDA? Do you want to share your views about the campaign and the DDA?

The civil rights campaign has its passionate activists fighting for equality, its empowering acts of nonviolent direct action, and its inspiring heroes - but the history remains barely known, despite just under 12 million people living across the UK.

Though other civil rights fights from the same time are better known, the campaign for civil rights has been important in the UK’s journey to equality and democracy. That’s why Scope is partnering with the People’s History Museum – the national museum of equality and democracy – to honour the movement’s heroes and their campaign for equality.

Together, we will be collecting physical materials related to the fight for the DDA. So far, we have received many physical materials. Do you have any photographs or videos, badges or banners, posters or leaflets, to share with us? 

If you have any stories or material that you want to share, please email DDA20@scope.org.uk