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.
July 13, 2021 - by Jo-anne Cox
Director and dramaturg on Define Your Journey, Kate Lovell, writes about her experience testing out painting with sound.
I joked with Jo-anne about wishing I didn’t have to wear my director’s hat and keep us focused on our meeting agenda. Instead I wanted to don my jester’s hat and let us play all day with the
July 13, 2021 - by Richard Downes
The issue with access to the smallest room in listed buildings
Around the U Bend
Chosen for poetry
A small door
Raised from the floor
Twists his contours
Into a U bend
Like a more corpulent
Secretary for State
Privileged and empowered
Have a need to
When taking his seat
In a larger house
Is a daily talking point
Where the how’s
Never ever form
July 11, 2021 - by gobscure
from boris fixed it satirical cut-ups
July 11, 2021 - by Colin Hambrook
This past day or so I've been holding down so much anger at all the shit going down. We've got a new Nationality and Borders Bill going through parliament, which further criminalises people seeking asylum promising prison sentences so the white men who lord it over us can make yet more money out of misery.
July 9, 2021 - by Liz Bentley
Among other things, I am writing the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. This book I am also converting into a screen play where I play the main character ‘Ofrupert’. The one and only Handjob Maiden left on the planet.
The Handjob Maiden’s Tale is set in a totalitarian society in what used to be
July 7, 2021 - by gobscure
in other news county-lines gove asked us to leave him alone at this difficult time
July 6, 2021 - by Crippen
The term ‘returning to normal’ is one that frequently arises whenever the possible ending of the current Covid restrictions are discussed.
Disability Arts Online · Engage young people
However, for many disabled people ‘normal’ means a return to the constant and unrelenting battle that we face against an inaccessible society. A society incidentally, that seems to
July 5, 2021 - by gobscure
Disability Arts Online · different battle same war 9: elif shafak, and her strategy, the bisexual pen
rant nine for elif shafak, and her strategy, the bisexual pen.
its rainbow month. the year before the pandemonium set in the local supermarket, here on tyneside had pride month in its window. i think this is the most notorious
July 2, 2021 - by Crippen
A disabled woman is preparing to mount a High Court challenge after complaining about a lack of British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters at Government Covid briefings.
Disability Arts Online · Government face court action over lack of BSL
Deaf activist Katie Rowley argues that the Government breached obligations to make broadcasts accessible to Deaf people under equality
June 30, 2021 - by gobscure
more screengrab couldnt make it ups