Academic Research Articles


no_labels.jpg400x320DAO is committed to the Social Model of Disability, which understands ‘disability’ as a role and an expression of ‘oppression’, rather than as a statement about “having an impairment.”

The Disability Arts Movement has its roots in the disability activism, founded on a Social Model understanding, empowering disabled people to make a stand against discrimination and marginalisation.

The Medical and Charity models permeate non-disabled societies perception of disability advocating ideas of ‘triumph over tragedy’ and stereotypes which continue to disempower, using disabled people as foils.

As part of an ongoing project to provide research material for students DAO has published the following series of academic research and essays, which illustrate Disabled People’s struggle.