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26th July 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a key point in history for disability legislation in the USA. To mark this occasion OneOfUs, co-directed by Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, produced CripFest, their first one-day disability arts festival with support from the British Council. Trish Wheatley was at Bam Fisher, Brooklyn, soaking up a performance, visual arts and discussion programme sure to excite any diehard disability arts fan.

26th July 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a key point in history for disability legislation in the USA. To mark this occasion OneOfUs, co-directed by Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, produced CripFest, their first one-day disability arts festival with support from the British Council. Trish Wheatley was at the Bam Fisher, Brooklyn, soaking up a performance, visual arts and discussion programme sure to excite any diehard disability arts fan.

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20 September 2015

Colin Hambrook

We do seem to be at a crossroads, culturally and economically. Liz Carr called it the dichotomy of the 'good crip / bad crip' i.e. good being those of us in jobs and able to support our access needs and bad being those of us dependant on the state for living and access needs. The State itself is in a dichotomy of the Tory wish to dismantle everything and Labour advocating putting everything back in place.

13 September 2015

Tiiu Mortley

It is great to see such great British talent getting great roles and leading the path for other disabled artists. It is long overdue but things are changing. Ironic really with all the cuts but we are more visible now thanks to the Paralympics and stars such as Liz and Matt. And good on America for getting on board too. Long may CripFest continue. Perhaps I'll be lucky enough to be there myself next time. Onwards fellow crips, onwards!!!!

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