The Rightfullives Exhibition - Human Rights, Learning Disability and Autism. A Community of Perspectives


The Rightfullives online exhibition is an exhibition that explores the theme of Human Rights and people with autism and/or learning disabilities. The idea for the exhibition came about through a conversation about how the legal framework of the Human Rights Act seems to barely touch the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Since then we have only been able to find three published successful court judgements where the HRA has been applied to learning disabled people. So in May 2018, we put out a call to arms. We asked for contributions from anyone interested in human rights for learning disabled people. The responses, from an incredibly diverse group of people, have been phenomenal.

This exhibition is the result of that call to arms. We hope you enjoy it.

The exhibits are full of joy and laughter, anguish, pain and ocassionally strong language. They will make you smile, cry and rage. We feel that we must warn you that some people may find some of the exhibits distressing.