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Disability and Digital (im)mobilisation

POSTED: 14 May 2020

Missed our online event with Disability Arts Online? Watch it here


Last night was our first online event! Autograph partnered with Disability Arts Online through our annual Open Call, for a panel discussion with disabled and non-disabled artists and researchers - sharing their thoughts on what stillness and mobility mean in a digitally hyperconnected society.

The response has been wonderful: 220 people booked tickets, and we received nearly £250 in donations for our art and learning programmes (Autograph is a registered charity). Thank you to everyone who made a donation with their ticket, we're so grateful for the support. The event was made as accessible as possible with audio descriptions and captioning, and BSL interpretation by Rachel Veazy.

We had a few technical hiccups when synching up the livestream across Youtube and Facebook, thanks for bearing with us when we had to update the event link not just once but twice.

Thank you to Joe Turnbull at Disability Arts Online for hosting the panel, and Matilda Ibini, Kin (Cultura Plasmic INC.) and Syrus Marcus Ware for your contributions to a lively and important conversation. And, thanks to everyone who joined and supported us as we tried something new.

The full video from the event was only available for a limited time. The version embedded here does not have BSL interpretation. Captions are available.


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Banner image: DIS_connect: Disability and Digital (im)mobilisation online event, 13 May 2020.