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Practice in a Digital World

Back in January I was awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant to develop and adapt my work as an artist and collaborator during the pandemic and beyond. This project draws particular attention to the pandemics impact on the limited mobility of Disabled People in these extraordinary times!‘Practice ...

cartoon about disability arts crisis

Crippen discovers that the pandemic has left disabled people who work in the arts and culture sector a brief window in which to act

A survey, that was recently commissioned to mark the first anniversary of the UK Disability Arts Alliance #WeShallNotBeRemoved campaign, suggest that there are significant threats to the continued participation of Deaf and disabled people in the arts and culture sector as a result of the fallout from the ...

cartoon about news bias

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 ·

Crippen xmas cartoon card

Crippen wishes you all season’s greetings and a peaceful New Year

Having received new commissions or requests to use existing cartoons from all over the world, I thought it would be a nice gesture to create my Christmas card this year with the greeting printed in some of the different languages.

A Complaint

A Complaint.A few weeks ago DAO's job pages had very few jobs in them.Two weeks ago you had three pagesLast week four pagesThis week fiveSix next week?What are you doing?Is DAO colluding in economic recovery?What we need is social collapseThings will never change as long as...Organisations like DAO keep promotingJobs ...

caricature of Sian Vasey

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.

The Damage of Repeating our Access Needs

What used to meet my access need is now my ultimate barrier I am the founder of Magical Women and I am crumbling. I used to be great at E-mails. That is, until people I worked with, would read my e-mails, and ask to see me in my office. They’d want ...

a cartoon about accessible housing

Crippen and the government’s continuing contempt for disabled people

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 ·

I Cannot Stand By and Watch this Happen Any More. How Can I Make Them See?

Neurodivergent and Magical Women artist, Gemma Abbott calls for an end to ableism towards Neurodivergent artists. The Effect of Lockdown on Worldwide Communities 2020 has been an interesting year so far. And watching from a distance, from within the walls of our houses, has helped to clarify some things. It has ...

a cartoon about disabled grassroots activism

Crippen and the call for grassroots activism

Speaking at the online launch of a new book by a disabled activist, Ellen Clifford, Professor Colin Barnes, one of the most significant figures in the development of the social model of disability, said that disabled people had faced a decade of oppression and that we will only ...