WW1 A disability Perspective
Our project is using a community based website designed with features enabling disabled people to participate in sharing both family and general histories relating to WW1. The aim was to reflect on the impact this event had on both the descendant as well as the wider social and economic community of North Tyneside. Based on a Facebook type interaction, but with a supportive e- environment. We are enabling vulnerable individuals to upload their stories, articles and features about their ancestral and document history that have never had the opportunity to be broadcast to the wider public. Training in sound recording and digital photography is available from our volunteers who are trained to support people with a wide range of disabilities and, where appropriate, to assist with visits to the various archives across the borough and regionally. This project will also provide additional value by increasing social connections by disabled and elderly people in mastering digital communications while simultaneously promoting the multi faceted life of North Tyneside during and immediately following WW1 from the perspective of a disabled person.