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.
October 27, 2020 - by Crippen
New research will seek crucial evidence of the “serious crisis” facing Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) across England.
Disability Arts Online · Funding to build evidence of DPO crisis
Inclusion London told the Disability News Service (DNS) that they have secured £80,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to research the state of England’s “chronically under-resourced, fragmented and
October 26, 2020 - by Richard Downes
Late comers to ‘Black Widow’ may wish to go back to the start which began here.He rolls a five. Calls Spring Onions. Spring’s not in. Cheese is absent. Names of bands roll around his head. The Real and the Invented. He listens to his voices. Wondering as he does so. Do these men round my
October 26, 2020 - by gobscure
folks will have seen some of these previously across the course of the eugenics campaign against us - 'a good war' is collectively online see below. heres some recent ones from series 'make orange great again' and series 'operation save face'. love&rage
October 22, 2020 - by Crippen
Do you remember two years ago when the government announced that they’d be setting up nine regional networks to “amplify” the voices of disabled people? Well, two years later and five of them haven’t even held a single meeting!
Disability Arts Online · The scheme to amplify the voices of disabled people
According to Justin Tomlinson, the
October 20, 2020 - by Liz Bentley
What a few weeks. Where shall I begin? Insomnia. Two weeks of waking up two hours after I went to sleep, then spending the rest of the night thinking, putting two and two together to make four, four and four together to make exactly eight, a hundred and a hundred, and so it went on.
October 19, 2020 - by gobscure
Disability Arts Online · different battle same war 4: learning to soar with Dave Toole
we had intended to record a different rant. we were going to talk about the governmentals' beta, as in betamax, careers advisory service that's just gone online. we were going to tell you that about we genuinely submitted various govern-mental ministers,
October 18, 2020 - by Crippen
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.
Disability Arts Online · Crippen pays tribute to Sian Vasey
A stream of messages on social media mentioned her contributions as a
October 16, 2020 - by Crippen
As most of us are aware, face-to-face assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and other healthcare benefits have been suspended since March and the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Disability Arts Online · New boss of DWP is planning to ... erm?!
In its place telephone and paper-based assessments have been used to determine how
October 16, 2020 - by Deluge
Colin Hambrook discusses the psychological implications of creating in isolation for the Deluge project
Rachel has asked me to respond to a few disparate elements of the work-in-progress, which will become Deluge. Five artists from the UK, Hong Kong and Australia have been collaborating over the internet, sharing thoughts, ideas and responding to each other’s works.
October 15, 2020 - by Richard Downes
A First Time for Everything demands memory of a first pet. Patch was his name. I remember two things about him; his vomit and him coming to see me at school
Initial; Patch Remembered
Patch pukes spaghetti
On a linoleum floor
That leads to the step
To the garden
Of forgotten rabbits
Mauled by urban foxes
Sliding into street lit darkness