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.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of DAO.
September 23, 2020 - by Dolly Sen
Today I assessed & sectioned the DWP head office, Caxton House, Tothill Street, Westminster, London - dressed in a doctor’s coat, armed with a large prescription for compassion, with friends. I checked if the DWP has a heartbeat and couldn't find one.
I then prescribed the DWP a prescription with a heart on it, printed on
September 23, 2020 - by gobscure
Disability Arts Online · different battle same war the third
this text is adapted from what we wrote for the zine thats part of our show called provoked 2 madness by the brutality of wealth. in the show everyone gets a free copy of the zine and a piece of crimescenetape sending back their creative resistances
September 23, 2020 - by Vince Laws
When Covid-19 threatened to halt their next play, Wakefield based theatre group, Red Shed Players, turned the script into a film, titled SIC K. The docu-drama is based on interviews and encounters with sick and disabled people who have struggled to claim benefits due to the torturous system enforced by the DWP under this government.
September 22, 2020 - by Gary Thomas
That feeling. What is it? What is it, really, that you’re feeling right now? Oh right, it’s overwhelm. I learned about it on a zoom webinar.
Like, learning is great an’ all, but I think I need to go to rehab to
A) stop looking at online courses
B) Stop thinking I need to learn new stuff
September 22, 2020 - by Liz Bentley
The nights are drawing in and so are our liberties, freedoms, human rights. I feel like I'm living in a dictatorship, not a pandemic. All these RULES, I don't understand, and can't keep up with. The rule of 6? I think Doris must have spelt it wrong and meant the rule of sex, we must
September 20, 2020 - by Crippen
Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson has finally emerged from wherever he’s been hiding to announce a funding initiative for those disabled people who are unable to return to their place of work and want help to work from home.
Disability Arts Online · 84 DWP Grant
This is an extension of the
September 19, 2020 - by Gini
I've been doing most of my shopping online - just essentials. There have been no frivolous fripperies, until the leggings. I ordered them for gardening, but was hugely disappointed by the result and decided to return them in person. Maybe to find a more appropriate replacement?
It's been 176 days since any real high street activity
September 17, 2020 - by Oska Bright
Oska Bright Film Festival, the world’s leading learning disability film festival based in Brighton, continues its online series of award-winning short films Oska Bites, with Love Bite, a programme which looked at LGBTQ+ and learning disability culture on film. All the films featured in Oska Bites programmes are made by, or feature in lead roles,
September 16, 2020 - by Crippen
The new government white paper on the future of the planning system completely ignores the needs of disabled people and the current accessible housing crisis.
Disability Arts Online · 86 Housing
The Planning for the Future document makes repeated references to the need for “beautiful new homes”, “beautiful places” and “beautiful buildings”, but with no mention