Disability History at Kent – Anna Neale Widdison

I’m proud of the fact that I have ADHD, I think if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have achieved everything that I have, and I’ve achieved a lot.

Disability History Month is about amplifying the voices of disabled people, looking back at how things have changed over time, and being realistic and open about how much more progress we’ve yet to make as an institution and as a society.  This year a series of short films were made called ‘Our Stories’ which is now available on YouTube. The 8 short films are captioned and include British Sign Language, and feature students, former students and staff talking about their lived experiences of disability and what they wish others understood about living with seen and unseen disabilities to help everyone be more inclusive.

Music and Audio Tech lecturer Anna Neale Widdison talks about being diagnosed with ADHD later in life, and describes some of the challenges and opportunities that she has experienced in her working and family life.

Watch Anna’s story here: