Resources List: selected readings and links

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This  is an expanding set of resource links – to both articles and webpages – that make more accessible different ways of thinking and doing disability in architecture and the built environment. It is deliberately not ordered by ‘functional’ impairment categories, but instead around key themes emerging from disability-led research and activism. These resources are mainly aimed at architectural built environment students, educators and practitioners, to help in expanding – and even shifting – the underpinning knowledge and assumptions of current educational and  professional practices.

Everything here shares an underlying intention to start from disability, to recognise the creative expertise of disabled people, and to challenge normative assumptions about what matters in the design of our built surroundings. The DisOrdinary Architecture Project is deeply informed by the rich and thought-provoking ideas of many others who also want to change architectural and built environment practices towards an inclusive social and spatial justice.

Click on the alphabetical letters to go to each section.


  • Ableism
  • Accessible Academic Spaces
  • Aging
  • Alternative Representations
  • Beyond Sight
  • Changing Design Practices


  • DeafSpace
  • Disability Studies: key reading
  • Disability Arts and Activism
  • Getting Around (Accessible Cities)
  • Histories and Narratives


  • Neurodiversity
  • Spaces of Cultural Production
  • Social and Spatial Justice
  • Soundscapes


  • Technologies
  • Toilets
  • What is Normal?


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