Tim Abbott talks to the Designate Director of Policy and Campaigns of Disability Rights UK, Neil Coyle about welfare reform, attitudes to disability in society and why there will be a choir of disabled people gathering outside Parliament to deliver a giant Christmas card petition.
Pop down to http://www.beautyability.com/2.0/2011/11/23/112311-podcast-80-british-disability-podcast-host-tim-abbott/ for a Transatlantic perspective.
Wear your scars with pride. And remember, we all have Technical Difficulties and there are No Free Rides 😉
We drop back into the One Handed Musical Instrument project, with founder Stephen Hetherington talking to violinist Christian Tetzlaff from Hamburg. OHMI is available at www.ohmi.org.uk and more from Christian Tetzlaff at www.christian-tetzlaff.de
Head to http://podcasts.resonancefm.com/archives/7561 for an explanation of the OHMI project from Stephen Hetherington.
Tim Abbott talks to Peter Tan, a disability rights advocate in Malaysia about his experiences of becoming and being disabled, and ‘islands of accessibility’ in a sea of life.
Peter can be reached at www.petertan.com
Tom Pollard from Mind, leading mental health charity and a member of the Disability Benefits Consortium, joined us to discuss the Welfare Reform Bill – which will reshape the benefits system in this country. The DBC is a coalition of disability organisations pushing for a better path to the future of benefits.
We stepped into the IndigO2 in Greenwich as the multi-sensory party Sencity made its UK debut.
We spoke to aroma jockeys, sign singers and hula-hoopers and about dance, candy floss and a vibrating floor.
Thanks to everyone I spoke to, and who pointed the way. You’ll hear most of them on this recording.
This week we will be casting light on the fight to get everyone access to live music. Joining us is Gideon Feldman, from Attitude is Everything, who specialise in that very aim.
Today we revisit the work of Drake Music, with Nick Wilsdon, and in particular how they help people make music. One such project currently is the One Handed Musical Instrument project, and we also have that project’s founder Stephen Hetherington on the show.
This week, Tim Abbott questions notions of impairment with Nienke van der Peet, the director of Skyway Programs CIC, organisers of the ground-breaking Sencity as it hits London on October 8th, featuring expressive dancers, a SenseFloor, Taste sensations, Video projections, light effects and sign interpreters.
Insights into the Disabled world with Tim Abbott and crew. This week, we cast some light on the brain condition Hydrocephalus, with the help of Gill Yaz from the charity SHINE
Music by Sarah and Jess Renehan, via www.projectbraindrain.org