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Jane McCormick - disability arts online
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Chronic invisibility space. / 17 July 2015

I have been thinking a lot about the standard wheelchair disability symbol lately and how there is still no equivalent for people like myself who have a invisible disability. There are lots of jokey tee shirt and badge slogans but nothing that has the universality and gravitas of the wheelchair symbol.

I have taken to standing in disability parking spaces on my occasional trips out to see if I get inspired to create a symbol that represents me.......knackered, in pain, terminally bewildered and badly needing a sit down and a nice cupatea....and this is before I have even reached the shops. Still waiting for that inspiration.

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