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Disability Arts Online is a repository of thousands of articles: blogs, news items, reviews, interviews, galleries and creative writing by artists and writers, writing on disability and the arts, which have been published since 2004.

Edited by disabled artist Colin Hambrook, DAO is a unique journal for discussion of arts and culture, giving disabled and deaf artists, performers, film-makers, writers, and critics a place to talk about and share artistic practice. Its perfectly placed as a partner on PUSH ME to help us contextualise the work of our 12 artists and also to help us with managing the social media aspect of what we do.

DAO welcomes all those who are interested to share artistic development; discuss issues; and get encouragement and knowledge about the value of disability / deaf arts and culture. They also work as a resource for continuing professional development – a networking tool and a reference point in supporting disabled artists in developing their careers.

DAO also performs a valuable role as a tool for students, with many links to bodies within Higher and Further Education. On an informal basis, DAO frequently provides information and advice to students who are either on disability studies courses or researching disability arts.