An Audio Describer Responds to “On Black Panther Audio Description — Race, Selection & Time”

Earlier this month, Thomas Reid released the latest episode of his Reid My Mind Radio podcast, “On Black Panther Audio Description — Race, Selection & Time.” He offers a thorough, multifaceted critique of audio description in the blockbuster Black Panther and mainstream cinema as a whole. As an audio description freelancer, I have a lot […]

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Call for Art

Detour is a juried competition and exhibition featuring artwork from emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are living in the US. Fifteen artists share a total of $60,000 in awards, and winning artwork will be exhibited in a nationally touring exhibition. Artists will also attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop at the Kennedy Center. The […]

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Call for Art by Santa Monica Disabilities Commission

The Santa Monica Disabilities Commission is currently seeking 2-dimensional art work (drawing, painting and printed work) created by people who have mental illness for a group exhibit during Mental Health Awareness Month (May). The art will be on display at the Main Santa Monica Public Library for 2 weeks during the month of May, and will […]

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Haptic Encounters with Georgina Kleege

On the left a tall white-haired woman stands dressed in black and holding a white cane, to her right a sculpture made of strips of paper and cardboard of a fox like creature, leaning back on its hind legs and one front leg resting behind its body, appearing to laugh, and towering over the woman.

One of the many welcome features of the Jewish Folktales Retold exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco are the experimental access and interpretive materials created in collaboration with writer and professor Georgina Kleege. Georgina is a leading scholar working at the intersection between blindness and visual art.  She is also the blind daughter of […]

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Tusler talks photography and disability

You can tell from this portrait of Anthony Tusler as a young man in his wheelchair that he has always been bad-ass and cool. Wearing leg braces with cut-off levis, a wife beater that reveals a tattoo, leather cowboy boots and slicked back hair, he holds a beer in his right hand, leans forward into […]

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