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Crippen asks – how soon before they change us from being vulnerable to being expendable?!

The use of negative language to describe disabled people has once again been challenged. This time it is Baroness Jane Campbell who has called for an end to the term ‘vulnerable’. In an article in the Disability News Service (DNS) Jane said the term had been used repeatedly to ...

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Crippen receives confirmation that inequalities experienced by disabled people have widened during the pandemic.

A new report – An Affront to Dignity, Inclusion and Equality – produced by a group of disabled academics has confirmed that the inequalities experienced by disabled people have widened during the pandemic. The report concludes that ...

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Crippen asks, has this government lost its new Disability Unit?

Er hello … is anyone there?! One would be forgiven for thinking that the new Disability Unit staff had all gone on holiday during this recent crisis. Not a single announcement has been made by them over the past three months, despite over 22,000 disabled people having died from ...

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Crippen reports on Manchester Coronavirus survey

A new survey by the Greater Manchester Disabled People's Panel (GMDPP) has revealed that many disabled people in the City and surrounding area have experienced extreme hardship during the pandemic lockdown. The survey, which is in keeping with other reports from around the UK showed that: “disabled people were ...

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Crippen looks at language

In my last Blog about the high death rate amongst learning disabled people during this pandemic, I used an article by journalist Nick Cohen as my source material. At the end of his article he spoke about the language used when talking about ‘people with learning disabilities and autism’ ...

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Crippen looks at the Coronavirus death rate amongst learning disabled people

Having been fobbed off by this government about the number of deaths amongst learning disabled and autistic people it has come to light that many more have died during this pandemic than the vague 2% claimed. Disability Arts ...

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Crippen invites Dennis Queen to talk about her experience of the social model

Whilst some Disabled activists are calling for a re-examination of the social model of disability, Dennis Queen, disabled activist and singer song writer remembers her first encounter with this life changing concept. Disability Arts Online ·

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 ...

Boris Johnson is down a mine holding up a cage with a small disabled figure in it. He is wearing a miner’s helmet. Around his feet is a gassy mist identified as Covid 19. He is saying: “I knew they’d come in useful for something!”

Crippen asks: “are we just disposable members of society?!”

Having completely ignored us during this pandemic, Boris and his cronies continue to put the lives of disabled people at risk as he recklessly throws aside those few safety measures that remain. Disability Arts Online ·

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Sex Positions for Creaky Older Lesbians – A Zine!

In my Covid Commission for Disability Arts Online, I made a film of a day in my life as an artist.  One of my creative activities in the film was me drawing for my zine: 'Do Not Harm Her Sutra' - Sex Positions for Creaky Older Lesbians. The idea came ...