Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Disability History - Do you have historical documents that need transcribing? We can help

Do you have historical documents relating to disability history that need transcribing? 

We can help... for free!

At the Disability Resource Centre we have a small team of volunteers who are transcribing old documents from the disability movement into a text format on Word. We are also able to scan old photographs, magazine covers, etc.

The DRC are hoping to launch a new funded heritage project later this year, but in the meantime we are keen to build an archive of historical documents for publication in the Resources section of our website:    

If you have old documents relating to disability issues, personal experiences or the history of services and organisations that you would like to share with a wider audience, please contact us and we can arrange to get them transcribed into an electronic format, e.g. Word.

Documents may include:
  • Magazines and Newsletters
  • Newspaper cuttings
  • Minutes from meetings
  • Personal memorabilia
  • Official documents from yesteryear
  • Flyers, posters, leaflets

Our team is keen to be given more documents to transcribe so our turn-around is very fast and all original documents can be returned to you from between a fortnight to a month. Originals will be kept in plastic protective sleeves whilst in our care.

Contact Pete Millington - or telephone me on 0121 248 4530

Help us to preserve and publish the personal and social history of disabled people.

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