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  1. Posted by Akiko Chan on 13/01/2016 at 14:56

    I don’t appreciate the Crippen images which have been put up on the Google Images site. These images depreciates the whole idea of seeing the differently abled not as people who have likes, dislikes, interests, hobbies and most importantly as those who could be our friends! We should remember the whole idea of a person who is disabled doesn’t surround her/his personality on being an individual.

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    • I think there is perhaps some cross-cultural misunderstanding, my friend! My work actually makes fun of those who ‘don’t’ see disabled people as individuals with full lives, likes, dislikes, interests and hobbies. I am a disabled person myself and have been at the receiving end of discrimination, prejudice and lack of understanding. So I don’t think we really disagree. Perhaps it is a case of British humour not carrying across successfully to other societies or cultures? I and my disabled comrades see that the worst barriers we face are created by society, not our impairments – we face environmental, communication, information, institutional and attitudinal barriers in our struggle to be seen as full citizens. (A social model understanding of disability.) Thanks for getting in touch though and making your comments. Dave Lupton a.k.a Crippen – Disabled cartoonist

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  2. I’ve taken the liberty of reposting this comment string onto my other Disability Arts Online cartoon blog and have had several thought provoking responses all ready. Take a look at:
    http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/?location_id=6&item=2673
    Dave

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