From Rags To Rights

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01Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind2000030220000503

Peter White presents a three-part chronicle of the movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain over the past 100 years.

1: `Out of Sight, Out of Mind'.

Many disabled people in the 1900s were confined to Victorian-style institutions.

Were there no attempts to find a better way of relating to their needs in the years before the First World War?

02Fit For Heroes2000030920000510

Peter White traces the movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain over the past 100 years.

2: `Fit for Heroes?' The impact of two world wars increased public understanding of disability, but legislation and a fair benefits system were strangely slow to follow.

2: `Fit for Heroes'.

The impact of two world wars increased public understanding of disability, but legislation and a fair benefits system were strangely slow to follow.

03 LASTBreaking Out2000031620000517

Peter White concludes a three-part chronicle of the movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain over the past 100 years.

`Breaking Out'.

Though the successes of the US civil rights movement gave fresh impetus to activism in Britain and led to new anti-discrimination laws, some suspect that attitudes to disability have not changed that much since 1900.