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Colin Hambrook established Disability Arts Online in 2004. Since then he has been editing and maintaining the journal and its social media outlets. In his blog he comments on aspects of stuff going in within Disability Arts and the specific arts programmes Dao is engaged with.. as well being known to vent the occasional rant.

Colin Hambrook aks 'what price integration?' in response to the Headlining Disability conference

20 June 2012

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Crippen's freak show cartoon

DAO Editor Colin Hambrook attended Shape's debate on media representation of disability at the Southbank Centre yesterday. Predicated on the idea that there is a change happening… and that disabled people are leading in that process, an audience of 150 or so were treated to an afternoon of debate from some key disabled professionals within the world of arts, sports and media. The main attraction of the afternoon's event was a debate between University lecturer Mike Shamash and...

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Colin Hambrook reflects on Nicky Clark's 'Pay Me, Don't Play Me Campaign'

10 June 2012

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screenshot from Nicky Clark's PAyMe Don't Play Me Campaign

Liz Carr wrote recently in an interview with Richard Downes on DAO that what bothers her is how worked up the media gets with lambasting comics like Ricky Gervais over 'mong gate' when the reality is that nobody gives a shit about the real issues affecting disabled people’s lives. You can be declared fit for work by Atos just six weeks before you die - and it might just about make the Guardian's letters page! Nicky Clark has recently written an insightful piece for the New...

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