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For a disabled artists’ view of disability and deaf arts culture

The blog section of the DAO website provides disabled artists and writers with a space to give our readers an inside view of their art practice, share thoughts and receive comments and feedback.

These blogs provide an informative and entertaining insight into how disability and impairment are experienced from a disability perspective.

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chancellor has a good budget / matt hancock launches nhs zero / pm fat-shames & factshames

yu had a good budget?  us neither.  the chancellor did - but then he is richer than queen, sorry richer than the queen meanwhile matt hancock 'refreshes' his nhs messaging - from nhs hero to nhs zero and the prime-minister manages to fatshame and factshame (first time he's ever multitasked)   con busters is part of 'a good war' ...

Crippen discovers that children with special educational needs are being failed in Northern Ireland

It seems that the problems with regard to so called special educational needs (SEN) are not just confined to the UK mainland. Our disabled brothers and sisters and their families over in Northern Ireland are getting the short end of the stick too. A recent report by a cross-party committee claims that "there are elements of ...

100 Meters; Poem to a Tour Guide

Goodness. The world gets smaller everyday. We bumped into this tour guide the day after the tour. Turned out he lived over the road from us.Poem to a Tour GuideWe were ponderous, we were sopping, but in our own way boppingTo his mellifluous tones and granite stones Amongst the more austere homes of rotted bonesLike ...

Crippen hears that a secret report casts doubt on DWP’s ‘no duty of care’ claim

You’ll recall I blogged last October about how Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) boss Theresa Coffey insisted that they had no legal duty of care to disabled benefit claimants? Well, she’s at it again, even though one of the DWPs own secret reports states clearly that it does. Work and pensions secretary Therese Coffey has ...

100 Meters; To The Driver

Here’s a reflection on a real life story as it happened. They say bus drivers have the most stressful jobs due to their need to interact with the public. I saw it happen on this day. New driver on a new route, given only one chance to learn his route, not at this time, not ...

Crippen hears about recruitment drive for disabled astronauts

Sorry, but I couldn’t resist it. Sending Crips into space … it’s just got to be another way they’ve come up with to get rid of us (or a great idea for a cartoon anyway!). Disability Arts Online · Recruitment of disabled astronauts European space chiefs have launched their first recruitment drive for new astronauts in 11 ...

Kay Channon in Conversation with Kizzy Wade. Activist, Analyst and Artist of Words.

https://soundcloud.com/kay-channon/interview-with-kizzy-22112020-dao Please forgive any changes in audio quality. I cannot afford professional recording equipment or a home studio. Using headphones will improve the clarity of the interview. Kizzy’s poems are provided in text format as they were performed during the interview within this blog, in case you wish to revisit any. This interview was conducted in ...

Dentistry, bulimia and Nanny State Beer brought to Liz by her infamous Tesco Delivery Man

For twenty-five years I have seen the same dentist in Surrey Quays. I love my dentist. When I first started going her nurse was Jade Goody. Poor Jade. I am proud to remember on such visits to the dentist Jade had her fingers down my throat. This was of course before the sad tale of ...

Define Your Journey …the experiment!

A Callout for advise and feedback and a mesmerising free dragon cello track for filling in our survey! In the beginning there was chaos and mess! I didn't have a clue where to start. I had decided on a digital adaptation of my postponed live show Defiant Journey and in this version Define Your Journey, the ...

the daily spaff. prototypes 1 & 2

the daily spaff. prototypes 1 & 2. daily briefing from a closet inside drowning street. gut reaction raw-theatre (roar-theatre) improvised to camera, no writing / thinking (very govern-mental). (haircut took a while tho - osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, dyspraxia, historic bone trauma plus whatever neurologicalweirdness disco-ordinates us more) https://vimeo.com/513656607 https://vimeo.com/513658678 still with added csl - churchill sign language