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    wonder Later I found out he asked one of my friends What tribe is she from Apart from the occasional rude stares though people are generally very nice to me I especially like meeting kids and explaining my short stature to them I figure if they are taught early they will be more accepting of others as adults Click Here GENETIC DISORDER report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK AUSTRALIAN THEATRE OF THE DEAF 954 views AUST Australian Theatre of the Deaf aims to make a unique contribution to Australian culture by creating daring and bi lingual theatre for the hearing and the deaf In so doing it hopes to promote understanding and awareness of cultural difference and increase the audience for deaf cultural expression Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BIRDS OF PARADISE THEATRE COMPANY 914 views UK BIRDS OF PARADISE is a professional touring theatre company which produces adventurous and challenging work that places disability in the public arena Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link DISABILITY FILMS 862 views UK This site presents a detailed list of 2 500 feature films which involve in one way or another various disabilities It is directed towards teachers students and anyone who has an interest in how disability is represented in films Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link IGODAP INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF DISABLED ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS 915 views INT L A collective of artists and performers who identify as being disabled or having a disability its members are professional and amateur artists and performers of all genres They include visual artists screen and stage actors dancers comedians and humorists musicians singers speakers poets writers producers directors and others working in the arts and entertainment industries They experience physical intellectual or learning disablement mental illness or a combination Click Here GENERAL

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    with spinal cord injuries tend to give up It was during my painful rehabilitation that I learn to sign my name with a pen A few years later I put a paint brush in my mouth and started painting Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link MICHAEL PLATZER 1209 views USA When a 1975 diving accident left Michael a quadriplegic an artist friend taught him the basics of paintings After experimenting with different techniques he went on to receive instruction at Penn State University to refine his art Michael s enthusiasm for painting has superceded any obstacles he has encountered and a heartfelt affection for his subjects is evident in all his paintings Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link MUR GALLERY ART 753 views USA Mike always had an interest in art however it was not until after his accident that he was able to fully explore all of the possibilities His desire and passion for art was surprisingly rekindled with the purchase of a personal computer and a basic drawing program in 1993 Click Here SPINAL INJURY report broken link RANDY SOUDERS 703 views USA For me art has always been a means of travel a way to go places and see things I have the soul of a wanderer an artistic vagabond and hopeless romantic through my art I regularly sailed the seven seas slew fire breathing dragons flew rocket ships to other galaxies and had shoot outs with lawless desperados all on a wrinkled sheet of brown paper At age 17 a paralyzing injury and life long disability made real life travels extremely difficult if not impossible Even so I soon found I could still go anywhere and do anything by jumping into one of my magic windows The places I visit are sometimes real other times imaginary Regardless I invite you to join me on my artistic journeys Like me I m sure you ll feel you ve been there before Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link RED RIDER STUDIOS 874 views USA My name is Todd Maness I am a handicapped artist I use my mouth to create my artwork Creating art this way is more challenging but much more rewarding My artwork rivals the art of artist that use their hands to create art I work mostly with nature art country scenes and animals of all kinds The mediums I use include pens watercolor and acrylics I also do some computer graphics Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link SOPHIE MORGAN 748 views UK Artist Portraitist Writer Arts Psychotherapist Model TV presenter In 2003 Sophie was paralysed in a car accident aged 18 Initially she planned to study Law but following a dramatic change in perspective she decided to follow her heart and completed a Foundation Course in Fine Art whilst adapting to life in a wheelchair She now works as a Portraitist and Artist from her studio in Brighton exhibiting her award winning work regularly Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link TEKKI LOMNICKI 715 views USA One of my favorite stories regarding my short stature is about a man I encountered while Christmas shopping with some friends in Marshall Field s He looked like an African dignitary nice suit with medals flanked by secret service types and stared at me in wonder Later I found out he asked one of my friends What tribe is she from Apart from the occasional rude stares though people are generally very nice to me I especially like meeting kids and explaining my short stature to them I figure if they are taught early they will be more accepting of others as adults Click Here GENETIC DISORDER report broken link THE ARTWORK OF ELISA TERRANOVA 626 views USA Elisa settled in Arizona and in 1983 she studied art after a car accident left her permanently paralyzed In 1993 she earned her Master s Of Fine Arts Degree in painting at Arizona State University where she received the prestigious Phelps Dodge award as well as other awards and scholarships for outstanding achievement Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link TOMMY HOLLENSTEIN 643 views USA Tommy Hollenstein s artwork is colorful and chaotic yet infused with the optimism and transformative drama that define the Southern California experience Tommy is a native Angelino ex surfer boy who sports a mini Mohawk bleach job and a tanned and mellow Valley boy manner He s been getting lots of traction so to speak with his work He paints by joystick that is with the tires of his power wheelchair rolling through paint spilled on the floor or with a dab of color coated on the tires to layer colors toward a unique complex whole He calls it a sort of action painting Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link VALERIE JANOWSKI SKRABUT 908 views USA Valerie Jankowski Skrabut is a self taught award winning artist Her paintings express conceptual abstracts and realism in nature Trained as a musician Valerie turned to computer art to express herself when in 1990 multiple sclerosis MS erased her ability to perform Click Here MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK ABC NEWS RICHARD MAUROVIC 1289 views AUST Eighteen years ago Richard Maurovic was a stockman in Adelaide A near fatal accident that meant he would never walk again also became the catalyst for a major career change Today he is a highly successful painter and has his first solo show in Sydney It is different For me to paint and the way I do it not being able to hold the brush I have to strap the brush to my hand It s a slow process Maurovic said Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link ABC TV AUSTRALIAN STORY Only In America 753 views USA Judy Sharp is a struggling single mother to teenagers Tim and Sam and they ve come a long way from when she was told by doctors to put three year old Tim away in an institution and to forget about him Tim s autistic and

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    the life We weren t looking for a parade to get in front of we re part of the parade Click Here MUSCULAR DISTROPHY report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK MEDIA ACCESS AUSTRALIA 793 views AUST Media Access Australia is a not for profit public benevolent institution and Australia s primary media access organisation Our role is to provide information about media access and to develop and apply technological solutions to media access issues This includes but is not limited to captioning and audio description Click Here HEARING IMPAIRED report broken link PHOTOABILITY 892 views INT L PhotoAbility is dedicated to increasing the useage of imagery of people with disabilities in the tourism leisure and lifestyle mediums by providing high quality stock photos Photographers and models with disabilities are invited to submit their photos for inclusion and portfolio hosting in our library All photos selected will earn commission on each sale An excellent website Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link TALKING NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF THE UK 762 views UK providing national newspapers and magazines on audio tape computer disk e mail internet download and CD ROM for visually impaired and disabled people who find reading a strain Click Here VISUALLY

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    This section of our website will provide you with continuous updates on the Abilities Festival A Celebration of Disability Arts and Culture Also enjoy the online gallery of international art work by artists with disabilities from the Connections exhibition and find a little out about each of the exhibiting artists Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link ABLE AUSTRALIA ARTS FESTIVAL 626 views AUST AbleArt 2010 is a sense ational exhibition of art produced by people living with multiple disabilities and is on display now until November 18 at Melbourne Central Level 2 corner of Swanston La Trobe Street Melbourne The free exhibition celebrates personal expression communication and creativity and is an experience of highly adventurous artwork from a different perspective Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link AWAKENINGS ARTS FESTIVAL 723 views AUST The Awakenings festival is much more than Australia s only regional disability arts festival This dynamic inclusive 10 day event draws performers and participants from around Australia to the welcoming community of Horsham for ten days in Western Victoria every October Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link PHILADELPHIA DISABILITY ARTS FESTIVAL 721 views USA This Festival includes performances of theatre music dance comedy and magic readings of poetry plays and other literary genres historical cultural and visual art exhibits lectures and discussions workshops film series and the unveiling of a major new mural Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link STAGE LEFT PRODUCTIONS 617 views USA Calgary s Annual Disability Arts Festival DAF is a celebration of creative self expression by people with developmental physical or sensory disability mental illness brain injury and or chronic illness Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL 880 views AUST The Other Film Festival New cinema by with and about people with a disability Australia

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    runs an Arts Council funded studio for artists with special needs and a VEC Art Course open to anybody Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link KICKSTART DISABILITY ARTS AND CULTURE 582 views CAN Based in Vancouver Canada Kickstart formerly the Society for Disability Arts and Culture presents and produces works by artists with disabilities and promotes artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link PROJECT ABILITY 911 views UK Project Ability is one of Scotland s leading specialist arts organisations Since 1984 we have been promoting equality of access to the arts by supporting people of all ages and abilities to take part in innovative visual arts projects Click Here INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY report broken link THE EDWARD LEAR FOUNDATION 581 views UK The Edward Lear Foundation is a newly established Disability Arts think tank We have been set up to create new thinking in Disability Arts We feel that Disability artists should play a key part in this process Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link F E A T U R E D S I T E S GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR PUTS UP 3 PERSON OZ

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    and art classes with door to door transport and volunteers assisting We also organise shopping trips barbecues theatres restaurants picnics drives films harbour and river cruises art galleries craft shows trips to visit beaches or parks lunches at Clubs etc Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link EFFECTING CHANGE 733 views UK Based at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Effecting Change will create the opportunity for those interested in disability and the performing arts to share knowledge and experience in order to improve education and employment and broaden opportunities for disabled artists This website has been set up as a learning tool for those who are interested in opportunities for disabled performers Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link McMURRAY A R T S CENTER AND AUTISM ARTS 604 views USA Our Mission at the McMurray A R T S Center and Autism Arts is to offer an open window of opportunities for our children one in which their light can shine through to a broader community When those who hear different drummers are valued and given opportunities we believe society will begin to appreciate their individual uniqueness Click Here report broken link NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE OF THE ARTS 544 views USA Neighborhood Center of the Arts provides adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to grow to the best of their abilities through the arts and community integration Click Here INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY report broken link OXSRAD The Integrated Sports Centre 707 views UK OXSRAD aims to offer sports recreational and leisure activities that are accessible to all We encourage integration in all of our activities which include Badminton Archery Indoor bowls Pool Table Tennis and Snooker Our social and recreational activities cover a wide range of interests including keep fit art and music and dance classes Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY

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    necessary The creative process is the healer By art we always mean storytelling poetry music dance visual arts painting sculpture everything that is usually thought of as creativity Click Here HEAD INJURY report broken link ARTS ACCESS AOTEAROA 853 views NZ Arts Access Aotearoa Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga is a national organisation that strives for a society where all people are able to participate in the arts whatever their circumstances Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link ASSOCIATION OF MOUTH AND FOOT PAINTING ARTISTS 1054 views USA For artistically active people who as a result of illness accident or a congenital disability are unable on their own to make their works known to a broader public the Association has become an extended international family which ensures their artistic development and a large degree of financial independence Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link DISABLED ARTISTS NETWORK 674 views INT L World s Largest Network of Independent Self Employed Disabled Artists Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link IGODAP INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF DISABLED ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS 915 views INT L A collective of artists and performers who identify as being disabled or having a disability its members are professional and amateur artists and performers of all genres They include visual artists screen and stage actors dancers comedians and humorists musicians singers speakers poets writers producers directors and others working in the arts and entertainment industries They experience physical intellectual or learning disablement mental illness or a combination Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link THE ACCOMPLISHMENT AND ACHIEVEMENTS ARCHIVES 650 views INT L The AnA Archives hosts a collection of Art Literary and Creative Works of We who are Differently Abled live with Chronic illnesses and Pain Here we share our talents skills ideas and dreams You are invited to share

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    arts and disability The Arts Access Victoria website has up to date information on arts and cultural programs and events happening within Victoria Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link AUSTRALIAN THEATRE OF THE DEAF 954 views AUST Australian Theatre of the Deaf aims to make a unique contribution to Australian culture by creating daring and bi lingual theatre for the hearing and the deaf In so doing it hopes to promote understanding and awareness of cultural difference and increase the audience for deaf cultural expression Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link LONDON DISABILITY ARTS FORUM 620 views UK London Disability Arts Forum LDAF is a disability led organisation focused on promoting Disability Arts and the work of disabled artists Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link NATIONAL DISABILITY ARTS FORUM 663 views UK Aims to create of oppotunity for disabled people in all aspects of the Arts Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link NICAN AUSTRALIA 1057 views AUST Nican is information on recreation tourism sport and the arts for people with disAbilities and supports an Australian society where any recreational opportunity values diversity supports freedom and choice and strengthens inclusive communities Nican aims to create active and dynamic national links between people places and resources that improve access to recreation experiences for people with disAbilities and their communities Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link SHAPE 1051 views UK Shape is the country s leading disability arts organisation we aim to improve access to the arts for deaf and disabled people whilst supporting deaf and disabled artists to challenge perceptions and promote Deaf and Disability Culture Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link SOCIETY FOR DISABILITY ARTS AND CULTURE S4DAC 636 views CAN Celebrating artists with disabilities from around the world The Society for Disability Arts and Culture was incorporated in Vancouver Canada Our objectives are 1 to organize festivals of disability arts and culture 2 to encourage and enable artists to create and present authentic interpretations of the disability experience 3 to provide a variety of opportunities for the development of artists with disabilities and 4 to promote practices that will make the arts more accessible to all members of the Canadian public Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link THE CINEMA OF ISOLATION 668 views INT L Websites and e zines devoted to disability research arts and activism Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link THE NATIONAL ARTS AND DISABILITY CENTER 747 views USA The National Arts and Disability Center NADC is the national information dissemination technical assistance and referral center specializing in the field of arts and disability The NADC is dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual performing media and literary arts communities Its resource directories annotated bibliographies related links and conferences serve to advance artists with disabilities and accessibility to the arts Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link UK DISABILITY CULTURAL PROJECTS 685 views UK Disability Arts and accessible events in the UK

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