collapse Disability Artist
Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS)
VAMS offers a number of services for musicians with disabilities that include: creating assistive devices in order to play music; acting as an agent for musicians with disabilties; one-on-one music instruction; professional music studios, and much more
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DEAFology
Deaf culture as seen through the eyes of deaf comedian, Ken “Prof. Glick” Glickman
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IMAGINE
David Pitoniak’s website called Imagine is about using our imaginations to support people who are considered to have very challenging or difficult behaviours.
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Karl Williams
Karl Williams writes songs of all sorts (love songs, country songs, popular songs, kids songs, and songs for the self-advocacy movement – the civil rights work of people with cognitive disabilities); books (fiction and nonfiction); stories; poems – and most recently a play.
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Virtual Museum of Canada
The Virtual Museum of Canada celebrates the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries. Here you will find innovative multimedia content that educates, inspires and fascinates! This groundbreaking gateway is the result of a strong partnership between Canada’s vast museum community and the Department of Canadian Heritage. Spearheading the enterprise is the Canadian Heritage Information Network, a special operating agency of the Department of Canadian Heritage, that for thirty years has enabled the heritage community to benefit from cutting-edge information technologies.
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MOULINS MEDIA
Moulins Media is the production company of Vancouver filmmakers Joe and Jeff Moulins.
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Anjali Dance Company
Anjali Dance Company is the world’s only professional dance company where all the dancers have an intellectual disability at The Mill Arts Centre in England.
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VSA Arts
This site promotes the creative power in people with disabilities.
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Artists Helping Artists /AHA
In 1998, the idea of an inclusive community-based artists cooperative grew out of the work being done by the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI), a grassroots, non-profit organization providing services to people with developmental disabilities. AHA! provides artists with space, affordable materials and the opportunity to pursue their aspirations concerning artistic expression. The cooperative believes art is a vital element in tolerance and inclusion and 51 percent of the membership is made up of artists with special needs. Membership is open to any person over the age of 16 who is an artist or who would like to support artists in the production and marketing of art. Members work is available for exhibition in restaurants, shopping centres and other venues, and the artists will accept commissions.
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Callahan Online
Check out the cartoons about people with disabiltiies by cartoonist John Callahan who uses a wheelchair himself.
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Jane Cameron personal website
Born in High River, Alberta, in 1949, Jane Cameron had an exemplary life. She travelled the globe, met dignitaries and stars, filled her room with medals and trophies commemorating her feats, and earned the esteem of countless individuals who praise her art and her grace. When she was diagnosed with Down syndrome at four months old, Jane’s parents were told their daughter was “retarded” and that they should: “Put her in an institution and forget about her.” They were shocked and, despite knowing little to nothing about Down syndrome they decided that what their child needed was as much love, care and education as they could possibly give her. When Jane was thirteen her school in Montreal implemented a policy that “these children” needed no academic training apart from such things as street signs and signs for Danger, Men and Women. Unwilling to accept that Jane deserved anything less in life than any other child, the Cameron’s enroled her into the internationally renowned Doctor Franklin Perkins School in Lancaster, Massachusetts. After ten years at the Perkins school Jane joined the sheltered workshop, “Le Fil d’Ariane” back in Montreal. This workshop or Atelier was quite unique; it is more of an art school than a workshop. Jane quickly demonstrated that she was much more than a stitcher who could follow patterns. Jane soon became the alelier’s chief designer. Many of her designs were turned into huge tapestries that were commissioned by such organizations as the office of the Prime Minister, Mirabel Airport and Reader’s Digest Canada. Although her artistic talent was not discovered until Jane was about twenty, her tapestries now hang across the world. Jane’s embroidered tapestries are glowing statements of her imagination and her love and affection for all living things. A life that could have been a tragedy became one of joy for Jane’s parents and hope for other parents of children with Down syndrome. Jane was also an accomplished swimmer with many medals for her success including the two silver ones she won in international competition at the Special Olympics in Brockport, New York. She was featured in the film on the Special Olympics: “It’s in Everyone of Us”, and has appeared on television in Montreal and Calgary. Perhaps Jane’s greatest accolade is the book written about her and her art by Dr. M. Klager, a professor of art at Heidleberg University. Jane is an example of the unknown potential hidden in many Down Syndrome children which only needs the opportunity to be discovered and developed.
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Rock Band Van Gogh
All the members of this rock band use a wheelchair.
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Rachel Simon
This site about Rachel Simon the author of RIDING THE BUS WITH MY SISTER.A BOOK ABOUT HER DEVELMENTALLY DISABLED SIBLING
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DizAbled
The concept of Leeder O. Men was born in 1985 while I was a teacher’s assistant at an adaptive weight training class at Santa Barbara City College. When I started to lift grown men with their wheelchairs buckled to their bodies up to the chin-up bar for fifty pull-ups, I became irreversibly involved. Leeder’s first stunt emerged in my sketch book shortly after. I published early cartoons as editor of my own small skateboard magazine called Naughty Nomads. Leeder’s cartoon family were all skateboarders, so he soon learned to defy gravity with his own unique brand of ramp riding. Leeder went on to acquire a cult following in the underground skateboard zine trading phenomena of the late 80s and early 90s (many NN followers have since rediscovered Leeder in vivid color right here), paving the way for his inevitable return when he reappeared in ’94 with stronger wheels and a web site. In 1995, I married Claire Le Guern-Lytle, Leeder’s assistant mouthpiece and visual consultant. She also happened to be a writer for paraplegic students at the University of Paris Dauphine while she was a law student at the University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne. In the fall of ’97, dizABLED evolved into its present strip format. It’s 2007 and we are hard pressed for free time raising our family, yet we know where this strip is headed. We have started to compile the ideas that have been contributed and as we begin inking, the site will be updated as we complete them. We would love nothing more than to draw them every week for you again. Maybe someday. Leeder still sees the new future, to boldly roll where no one has rolled before. With the arrival of “wheelchair skateboarders” and ”hardcore sitting”, a new level of excitement has been realized and it is very exciting to see Leeder’s forcast becoming a reality in these living, breathing athletes.
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Kickstart’s (formerly the Society for Disability Arts and Culture)
Based in Vancouver, Canada, the Society for Disability Arts and Culture (S4DAC) presents and produces works by artists with disabilities and promotes artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.
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Jim Lubin’s Home Page
This is the Home Page for Jim Lubin, a self advocate living on a ventilator and diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. This site has everything on it from disability resources to space explorations, and a lot more…
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Creative Spirit Art Centre
The Creative Spirit Art Centre opened in 1992 with the goal to provide art education and studio space to people with disabilities. The art centre is an environment where the disabled can create, exhibit and sell their art. Proceeds go to the centre and the artists. The sale and display of their art pays dividends for the disabled in the form of their confidence, dignity, and self-esteem. We currently serve the needs of over 80 artists and craftspeople with visible and invisible disabilities. Artists from mainstream, non-disabled community interact with The Creative Spirit Art Centre. Each year we have a silent auction, “Straight from the Heart” which exhibits the works of Creative Spirit artists, established artists and emerging artists. Everyone is welcome to see the art centre and join Creative Spirit Art Centre. We encourage visitors to see the works on view and in progress. Membership is open to everyone.
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