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.
April 8, 2020 - by Crippen
Disabled activists Liz Carr and Dennis Queen have joined with other disabled people in expressing their outrage at the ‘frailty scoring system’ which is being used to determine whether disabled people who are admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are to be offered the same level of care as non-disabled people.
Issued by the National Institute for
April 7, 2020 - by Crippen
I’m sure we all wish Boris a speedy recovery, but there must be quite a few of us who are pleased that the government’s lack of preparedness has come around to bite him in the proverbial. Karma I think it’s called!
Get well soon anyway Boris. You are a cartoonist’s dream and we’d all miss you
April 7, 2020 - by Liz Bentley
What a crazy world it has become. I've been busy, transferring my private therapy practice, online and working with Student Services at Lewisham College, by phone. I am very concerned about our mental health in this crisis, in my work I am hearing more about deaths from suicide, than from Coronavirus.
Within my community of psychotherapists
April 6, 2020 - by Leah Jones
Me and my fiancé Andrew were supposed to be getting married at the weekend, becoming husband and wife with all our families and friends watching. This day has been a dream of ours. Like many people with learning disabilities, it’s been a long journey for us to be married. But sadly, we had to postpone
April 6, 2020 - by Dolly Sen
My brain can't behave itself when it's stressed. It goes one of two ways: into the darkness or into humour. At the moment I am in the humour mode, to the point I want to ring up the RSPB and ask them to show me their tits.
Anywho, I have taken the liberty of re-writing some
April 5, 2020 - by Crippen
Heard of Exercise Cygnus? No, well don’t worry because it’s been buried so deep by this government that not many people have.
Breaking ranks, the Torygraph (sic) have published a damning exposé of this government cover-up which shows that they knew almost four years ago that the NHS would not be able to cope with an
April 4, 2020 - by Gary Thomas
It feels weird right? I’ve had that word weird in my head for a while now. That moment between not really scared and not knowing what the hell is going to happen.
NO ONE in this country has ever experienced this before – super weird – and just, well, actually for some of us writers, it’s
April 3, 2020 - by Crippen
Call me paranoid, but is it just me that is seeing a pattern of neglect emerging from our government regarding disabled people during this Coronavirus pandemic?
You’ll notice that I’ve covered quite a few issues regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and the governments responses over the past several weeks:
The suggestion that life-saving medical equipment is being ear-marked
April 2, 2020 - by Tony Heaton
Several months ago Shape Artist Angela Edmonds had a conversation via Instagram Direct Messages with Sculptor Tony Heaton about his sculpture ZEN GIRLS, carved directly from Carrara marble. They talk about the artistic process and the thinking behind the work, which consists of two figures sitting back to back on a bench.
Angela Edmonds: Good to
April 2, 2020 - by Dolly Sen
I like subverting websites and showing they can be art pieces in themselves. I do try to respond to the world as it tries to convince me that my reality is problematic. I can't help but derive humour from the pain and absurdity of life. I want virtual reality to be a little more real,