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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.

Deen Hallissey speaks to Cian Binchy

DAO's Digital Influencer Deen Hallissey chats with his old buddy and fellow digital influencer for Access All Areas, Cian Binchy about art and acting. https://youtu.be/YsfQdUZLZxg A transcript of this conversation is available here.

Crippen hears visually impaired users complain after rail websites go grey scale for Prince Philip

For many visually impaired people who recently tried to access National Rail websites it was as if someone had decided to make the sites as inaccessible as they could. Disability Arts Online · UK rail network goes grey scale Network Rail and National Rail websites had turned from colour to grey scale overnight rendering them completely ...

?can we count on yr vote in the forthcoming

increasingly the put-down line from the cons is 'yr being political'  ...  if yu dont like the state of things.  so for the upcoming elections were attempting to be neutral as the beeb (!) - satire 4 all, have we got the hang ov it?  what dya think??  (couldnt find evidence of dem-libs saying / ...

Birdsong from Inobservable Worlds

I am thrilled to be one of the recipients of the latest Unlimited awards, partnering with the Wellcome Trust. I saw the shortlist of the amazing projects of other artists and feel lucky I was chosen. I must thank my lovely producer Caroline Cardus for her hard work putting the application together. I have more ideas ...

Pick Up. Pick Up.

642; Pick UpApparently, I’m driving around looking for somewhere to park mate’s truck whilst also sucking up my pride. Pick Up. Pick Up.Pick Up. Pick Up.Me and the phoneDriving roundHands freeMaking contactWith a memoryOf you and meThe way we’d beTogetherPick Up Pick UpThe dog and boneI’m near homeNot farMaybe we’ll meetShare a tasteful jarA local ...

fragisle – for awkward bastards at home, dash

fragisle from gobscure / burn this commission from dash is part of dash arts awkward bastards at home fragisle. words by burn / visuals -sound - performance by gobscure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtxtRJ40K_c they say dont work with animals or children, we reply dont work with clockwork animals! how hard can it be to wind-up a bird to headbutt a world marble?! ...

Crippen discovers that the government ‘treats disabled people with contempt’ by handing £2.4 million to charities

The government has been accused of showing “contempt” and “indifference” towards disabled people, after announcing large grants to 13 disability charities but failing to offer a penny to organisations run and controlled by disabled people (DPOs). Disability Arts Online · Government shows contempt to DPOs Reported in Disability News Service (DNS) the Department of Health and Social ...

Green Shoots Not Going Bang

Whistling Jack, Whispering Jake, Whispering Jack, Whistling Jake. The character changes his name but his character stays the same or does it? For four years I have laboured on holiday with poetry for Whistling Jake (or whatever his name is). He started life as a campsite intrusion; became a psychopath and a folk hero. This year ...

Crippen hears that disabled activist Doug Paulley is taking the government to court again

Fellow disabled activist Doug Paulley is taking on the government again with legal action over its “disrespectful” and “unlawful” approach to seeking our views on the proposed national disability strategy. Disability Arts Online · Doug Paulley takes legal action Doug, who is taking the legal action along with three other disabled people told Disability News Service (DNS) ...

algorithms were completely banjaxed and as a consequence of that shelves were empty

  our first found-poem from year one of the current pandemonium - no edits, just layerings outta sane-world tm we been sheltering from - 4million+ gove-mental letters for april fools thanking us shielders for our sacrifices (at least hancock-jenrick arent giving us clap), reminding we still shouldnt go out, be around other folx or (gasp) go ...