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27 November 2012

The DAO Directory

The directory contains a comprehensive set of deaf and disability-related links for web-based projects, artists and organisations. Artists provides links to individuals artists who identify with the disability arts community. Organisations provides links to arts organisations which specialise in disability arts, deaf arts, learning disability arts, survivor arts, inclusive arts or arts and disability. On the web provides links to online publications and resources which feature disability arts and deaf arts projects and media.

If you are looking for specific entries, you can either use the search box, or find records listed by artform, community or region by using the right-hand search. Please fill in DAOs online form if you would like to add a link to your work, as a disability-related arts organisation or an individual disabled or deaf artist.

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Dao produced a poetry event at DaiSy Fest in May 2014 with disabled poets Penny Pepper and Allan Sutherland

Dao is currently working on a series of projects with partner organisations. Dao has been funded by Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts to commission Lloyd Coleman to compose a piece of music: The Sound of Disability - in partnership with The British Paraorchestra and DaDaFest

We are also working with DaDaFest, based in Liverpool to give exposure to the Disability Arts Touring Network, a project, which intends to take Disability Arts on tour to key regional venues.

We delivered two successful poetry events at Pallant House Gallery in partnership with Outside In (October 2013) and DAiSYFest (May 2014). Forthcoming events are being produced with Together 2012 in Newham on Monday 18 August and the Saison Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre on Wednesday 3 September (as part of Unlimited).

We have an ongoing partnership with Shape and are currently working on projects such as the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and the Artists Network as well as Unlimited and NDACA

If your organisation is interested in working with Dao on funding to promote and produce the work of disabled artists / performers please get in touch.

Stiltz Lifts

Stiltz Lifts is the innovator of the Stiltz home lift –the only through floor lift that can be fitted anywhere in the home. The lift uses a unique dual rail system and is powered by a normal 13-amp power socket. No load bearing walls or hydraulics needed. Install in one day.  New special wheelchair lift available.



Stairliftquote are a leading UK accessibility provider, who in collaboration with Acorn Stairlifts provide an extensive range of safe, thoroughly tested and affordable lifts tailored to the needs of the individual. Stairliftquote also provide Outdoor stairlifts (which are also fully weatherproof) granting great flexibility for those who have an otherwise difficult-to-manage set of outdoor steps.

Care Homes Today

Care Homes Today, part of Caring and Support Ltd, are dedicated to providing impartial advice, help and recommendations to people looking for care for themselves or their loved ones and our goal is to help them achieve the best result in their search for care. In today’s world, effective use of the internet can be a powerful tool to identify possibilities, but to fully research and evaluate the options and enable the best care arrangements requires a network of expertise together with professional and sensitive human evaluation. www.carehomestoday.co.uk

The Mobility Superstore

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The Mobility Superstore is home to over 6,000 different Mobility aid products which are all intended to make the life of people with immobility and their carers - much easier.

UK Stairlifts Direct

UK Stairlifts Direct work with leading mobility manufacturers to provide straight stairlifts, curved stairlifts, outdoor lifts and much more to homeowners nationwide.' For more information go to www.ukstairliftsdirect.com

More Ability

More Ability are a Yorkshire-based company who provide a range of accessible bathroom products. Their family-run approach and insistence on not using subcontractors to complete their work means that customer satisfaction is high, and that projects run smoothly. Why not take a look at their range online, or take a visit to their showroom? For more information visit www.moreability.co.uk/

Adapted Vehicle Hire

Adapted Vehicle Hire is the UK’s largest provider of specially adapted cars and wheelchair accessible vehicles. We are committed to meeting the mobility needs of the disabled community, the elderly and carers’. Adapted Vehicle Hire has a range of road transportation services to support independence and freedom. Our fleet ranges from specially adapted compact cars through to large wheelchair accessible minibuses. We provide Nationwide delivery & collection from our network of locations around the UK. To receive 10% off your booking simply quote promotional code CJ009 when making a reservation’. For every booking with Adapted Vehicle Hire made using this code, £2 for every days hire will be paid to DAO upon completion of the hire. For more information call 0845 257 1670 or visit www.adaptedvehiclehire.com

Ability Lifting Solutions

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Ability Lifting Solutions is a leading supplier of disabled access lifts and are specialists in lift design, manufacture and  installation. The company offers a wide range of wheelchair lifts for  domestic and commercial use that are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010 (DDA) and UK building regulations. Enjoy the full freedom of  your home or office and bring access for all with a bespoke wheelchair  or platform lift designed to ensure high performance, quality and safety.

The Accessible Planet .com

Our aim is to become the complete guide to everything and anything accessible - for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. From personal experience - find out more about us here - we understand the importance of what 'wheelchair accessible' involves and how sometimes it can be difficult to find. TheAccessiblePlanet.com™ is growing every day and we are confident we will soon have everything that you need.