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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!

Are you stuck in that wheelchair?!

13 February 2015

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A wheelchair user is sat alongside of their car. They are red in the face and throwing off droplets of sweat. Opposite are seated a row of judges behind a desk on which is printed 'R U really disabled?'. They are holding up score cards with 8, 8 and 9 on

Caught this excellent blog the other day by Lucy Britton about the pitfalls of using a wheelchair if you don't need it all of the time. "Over the last few years I've become increasingly aware of raised eyebrows when I get out of my wheelchair. A couple of years ago when taking my children out for the day, the woman deciding whether or not I deserved a disabled person's ticket asked me, "are you stuck in there? It's just I need to know if you're one of those people...

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Come into my parlour said the spider to the fly!

3 February 2015

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 With ATOS executives heading for the hills with their tails between their collective legs, disabled people are now waiting to see how their successor Maximus will operate. The news from the US regarding Maximus' operating style has not been good. Information passed along the disabled people's networks paints a picture that makes ATOS seem like a well meaning, philanthropic organisation by comparison. We'd already heard of the Maximus divide and conquer tactics when dealing...

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