Conference on media representation of disabled people during the Olympics / 18 June 2012
On Tuesday of this week (the 19th June) I'll be attending the DAO/Shape conference to be held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, in London.
The aim of the conference is to bring together both disabled and non-disabled professional journalists and disabled artists and to look at how disabled people are being represented in the mainstream press, specifically during the Cultural Olympiad.
I'll be creating and then presenting cartoons based upon the discussions taking place during the afternoon. Later, and In collaboration with John O'Donoghue , DAO blogger, author and creative writer, we'll be creating a series of blogs within DAO portraying disabled people and their varied reaction to the whole Olympic issue.
I'm expecting there to be lots of 'in your face' stuff as we Crips argue our side of the story to the non-disabled journalists and other media folk who will be at the conference.
I, of course, will be my usual quiet, polite and restrained self during the event! (Ed: better get the legal team on stand-by then!)
Here's a link to the events section of this web site which will explain things about the conference in more detail.
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