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Step into the irreverent world of disabled cartoonist Crippen aka Dave Lupton, who has been in the vanguard of disability arts movement for more years than he cares to mention. His work has appeared in mainstream press, on TV and film and is now probably the best Disabled cartoonist in the world!

Getting there

27 February 2009

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fright cartoon

I caught the end of a radio show the other day where the presenter was trying to generate some controversial response from his listeners about the young Disabled TV presenter, Cerrie Burnell. Apparently, the fact that she has only one hand was frightening some of her younger viewers. "There's a time and place for showing kids all the 'differences' that people can have, but nine in the morning in front of two-year-olds is NOT the place!" ranted one parent on the CBeebies  message boards,...

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Large print building code option

20 February 2009

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An article advising about the new building standards code BS8300 that is ready for release later this month explains how the built environment can be designed to anticipate, and overcome, restrictions that prevent Disabled people making full use of premises and their surroundings. There's a option to request that the code is supplied in large print format if you're interested. The link for the article is:...

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Rumpy Pumpy

20 February 2009

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pa cartoon

Suddenly disability and sex is everywhere on the web. A recent full length article in the Sunday Times covers everything from new legislation for sex workers, and how this will affect Disabled people, to tantric sex for someone who’s paralysed from the neck down. Interestingly we now appear to have both life and style, placed as this article was in the Life and Style section of the Sunday Times!  The BBC Ouch blog is also doing its bit with an article by Kate Ansell about dating as a...

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Who pulls the strings?

13 February 2009

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leeches cartoon

A little while ago, I was invited to supper with some friends and was introduced to a young couple who were employed by one of those charities that claim to represent us. Realising that my friend had arranged things so that I was seated next to them during the meal and was expecting some sparks to fly (I seem to have developed a reputation for livening up some of the social occasions that I get invited to – can’t think why?!) I was determined to behave myself. ‘Did you see those amazing...

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Legal History

6 February 2009

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cartoon

In the first ruling of its kind, and securing an historic legal victory for Disabled people in the UK, a judge has ordered a major bank in Sheffield to install a lift so that people unable to access the bank due to a flight of steps at its entrance can have the same access as the rest of its customers. Although it’s unlawful for businesses like banks and other public bodies to treat us Crips less favourably, a judge has never before ordered an injunction to force an organisation to make...

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