Who are we

We are a community who undertake and use research to strengthen social justice for people who experience disabling barriers and/or any form of injustice because of impairment (whether that impairment is actual or as perceived by others, their own experience or somebody else’s e.g. family member). We want to make it easier for researchers and research users to engage with each other and to help ensure that research is ever-more responsive to the needs and desires of disabled people/persons with disabilities and their allies.

Our supporters already include established and early-career scholars in Disability Studies and Disability Law/Rights. These researchers have a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and work in all corners of the globe.

We are connected to a vibrant range of individuals and organisations from many different countries, who want to be informed by current knowledge and evidence. This includes disability activists, disabled people’s organisations, politicians and policy-makers, equality bodies, lawyers, advocates, businesses, social enterprises and service providers.