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Crippen asks – Bias or what?!

The Right-wing influences are at it again with two new appointments to high ranking roles within the broadcasting industry and the launch of a new TV channel that has raised more than a few eyebrows. Disability Arts Online ·

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Crippen discovers that prejudices and superstition still exists

I’m currently in the process of completing a project for DAO called ‘A history of disability - including the involvement of disability arts’. It has involved researching attitudes towards disabled people over the centuries including the many prejudices and superstitions that existed.

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Crippen and the National Disability Strategy Survey – Part 2

Following on from my last Blog about the National Disability Strategy Survey (NDS), several disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have complained directly to Justin Tomlinson, the Minister for Disabled People. Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen and the National Disability Strategy Survey – Part 1

The launch of The UK Disability Strategy Survey has brought mixed reaction from fellow Crips and our groups and organisations (DPOs). Disability Arts Online · Disability ...

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Crippen discovers that the transport industry has had yet another exemption from access laws!

It’s got to the stage where when this government hacks off yet another piece of disability-related legislation, there’s not even a tokenistic acknowledgement, never mind any form of protest from opposition parties and those groups and organisations that claim to represent us.

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Propulsion for 2021

I’m looking forward to introducing my new project – Propulsion, Learning and Sharing. Funded by Arts Council, I’ll be looking at my own disabilities and working out what my access needs are moving forward, along with interviewing other disabled artists about how they manage their own access needs. I’ve seen some ...

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Crippen – DWP again refuses to publish information from secret reviews into benefit-related deaths

Back in October 2014 The Disability News Service (DNS) revealed the existence of secret Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) reviews into suicides and other deaths and serious incidents. Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen revisits the subject of disability hate crime

This is the second year running that the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) has refused to provide any explanation for why police forces are passing significantly fewer cases of disability hate crime to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

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Crippen hears of funding that will be used to build evidence of DPO crisis

New research will seek crucial evidence of the “serious crisis” facing Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) across England. Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen pays tribute to the irreplaceable Sian Vasey

Disabled activists have paid tribute this week to Sian Vasey – a much-loved, “multi-layered activist” who played a “pivotal role” in the disabled people’s movement for more than 40 years – who died last week.