Can Everything be Accessible to Everyone?


I spent this weekend in London attending a Dickie Beau workshop. At the same time, in the same building, the disability festival UNLIMITED were having a conference with all of the artists they had funded… I couldn’t quite believe my luck. 17 of the UK’s most highly praised disabled artists in one room.

The image above is from a ideas session held during the conference. I snuck into the room during lunch to have a look, and ask some of the artists what they had been up to.

My big question right now …. can you make an artwork accessible for everyone? Should you try to? Should you make work for specific demographics, or for everybody? No-one in the room could quite agree.


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