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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!

Removing Barriers

12 August 2015


Two young disabled people are looking at a notice pinned to the wall alongside of them. The notice says 'Think Positive: we are disabled and proud and we are capable of achieving anything!' The caption under the image says 'Positive Attitudes'.

A couple of years ago, Toyah Wordsworth, a young disabled woman, commissioned me to create some cartoons for a board game she had devised. The game, 'Removing Barriers', was aimed at raising awarenness about the many barriers that exist in society and that exclude disabled people from full participation in everyday life. Through her business 'Equal Equality' Toyah provides consultancy and equality training based on the Social Model understanding of disability. Having tested the...

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