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cartoon about exemption for rail companies from accessible travel

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.

a cartoon about the need to change society after Covid

Crippen agrees that disabled people should push for radical overhaul of society after pandemic

Those of us familiar with the social model understanding of disability have long advocated that it is society that needs fixing, and not those of us with ‘disabilities’ (sic). Disability Arts Online ·

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.

cartoon about DWP excuses

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).

cartoon about DPO crisis

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.

Crippen hears about a coronavirus grant for disabled people who cannot return to work

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 ...

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 ...