Sean Morton: “You’re On Mute!”

  • Serious woman placing her fingers on lips - keep silence

This Be Inspired! lecture recognises Disability History Month and the theme of Hidden Impairment. The lecture will delve into the history of hidden impairments and disability, explore how disability is defined by society, and focus on the challenges that people have historically faced - and may continue to face with hearing impairment

Over the last 18 months, we have embraced a virtual world of on-line meetings and social events. Many of us, at times, have started to speak... but realised quickly we cannot be heard —  a click of a button, and the silence has gone!

It is not that simple for around 12 million adults in the UK, with 1 in 5 people having a degree of hearing loss or impairment.

Disability History Month recognises the history of the struggle for equality and human rights, and was first run from 22 November to 22 December 2010. It covers World HIV/AIDS Day (1 December 2021), International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December 2021) and International Human Rights Day (10 December 2021).

Schools, colleges, universities, local authorities, employers, the public and the media are asked to recognise and celebrate UK Disability History Month, and encouraged to campaign to improve the unequal position of disabled people in society, and work with disability charities and trade unions in the struggle for equality and inclusion. The Government is asked to ensure that its policies and latest spending cuts are properly assessed in terms of their impact on people with disabilities so that they do not exacerbate existing inequalities. 

UK Disability History Month is now in its 12th Year and runs from 18 November to 18 December 2021.

Join our speaker Sean Morton, Senior Lecturer and hidden disability advocate, as he says “You’re on mute…”

  • Date: 24 November 2021
  • Time: 18:00–20:00
  • Venue: Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, University of Lincoln
  • Register here
Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care

Sean Morton

Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care

Sean qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1993  from St. Bartholomews Hospital in London. From 1999, he worked as a staff, then charge, nurse in a Level One trauma centre in Phoenix, Arizona (USA), where he completed his MA in Organisational Management, and was appointed Assistant Professor in nursing. In 2007 he returned to the UK, and after a brief management post in the NHS looking at Stategic Workforce planning, he secured a lecturership at  Nottingham University, and now at the University of Lincoln. He continues to have an interest in trauma and head injury management. Staff profile

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