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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.

Introducing A Bedtime Story

Disability Arts Online · Corinne blog post Transcript of Audio So, my name is Corinne, and I'm a self-portrait artist based in Worcester in the West Midlands. And as this is my very first blog post, I'd just like to share with you a little bit about myself, my work and what I'll be blogging about. So, ...

Crippen asks what use is our Minister for Disabled People?!

Don’t get me wrong, I think the post could be extremely useful, especially if the person appointed actually worked with disabled people and our groups and organisations. Disability Arts Online · Crippen asks what use is our Minister for Disabled people? It’s just that we’ve had a series of ministers in this role who seem hell-bent ...

Anti depressants, Tesco Delivery Man wearing matching In-security vests

I S O L A T I O N   In - Security Vest On Living At The Invisible Omniscient Neighbourhood Watch     My shoulder aches I am sat at a computer for too long The weight of the world rests on them Better than an MS attack That would be numb Too much Comfortably numb Not for me The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy journal comes out bi-monthly. Every now and again I am excited by an article. “Trial results show the ...

Crippen asks is there a pattern emerging?

Sorry, but I’ve got my cynical head on again (Ed: What’s new?!), and I can’t help thinking that there’s another agenda running along with this government and its future plans for disabled people.   Disability Arts Online · Crippen asks is there a pattern emerging We’re all aware of just how hard it has been to get ...

Crippen learns that the government sits on accessible housing report

You’ll remember that last year the government was accused of “showing contempt” for disabled people after publishing an “utterly shameful” 84-page white paper on the future of the planning system, without including a single mention of disabled people, disability or accessible housing. Disability Arts Online · Crippen learns that government delays accessible housing report Well, they’re at ...

From Frank’s Naked Song

I remember Frank Bangay. First poet I ever employed. Mid 90's, Brent Advocacy Concerns, a one off club night called The Pyramid after our logo. I remember Frank Bangay. DAO blogger writing on rock n roll maybe even on Kevin Coyne who did House on the Hill or was that Kevin Ayers, one of those ...

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. Disability Arts Online · Prejudices and superstition still exist As much of this took place ...

Funny Funny Joke Joke

I feel like there's a joke in this situation if I can just figure out a punchline. It’s something like this, I go "what did the artist put in their blogpost in lockdown 3.0" and then you go "I don't know what did the artist write in their blog post in lockdown 3.0" and then ...

Elephanti Sunt Personae

So the third poem from the Highgate Society Poetry Group's Challenge to write on 'extinction' but also partly inspired by finding a ceramic tile of an elephant fixed to a wall with the words Elephanti Sunt Personae. Having no language other than my own I photographed it so i wouldn't forget. Photograph is presented here. ...

Crippen makes the first CRIP Award for 2021

You will remember that I blogged a few weeks ago about an alternative to the New Year’s honours awards that the establishment hand out at the beginning of every year. Disability Arts Online · The first 2021 CRIP Awards I suggested that we call it the CRIP awards - standing for ‘Crips Rebel In Protest’ - and ...