This blog focuses on success stories, ideas, supports, services and many more areas in which we can empower people with different abilities in having equal access to the world. Everyone is welcome to join in this conversation. It includes research, experience and opinion. We need to talk about these areas and continue to look at ways to do things better. We have not been doing any of this long enough to be satisfied with what we have. Complacency is not an option for anyone.
Expressive Art Celebration for People with Disabilities
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC)continues
to celebrate the abilities of people through Art Center by hosting a yearly
exhibition entitled Creative Expressions . Take a look at the different exhibitions. The
art is amazing. Creative Connections is another
site worth visiting to take a look at the incredible art being crafted by
people of all different types of abilities with a shared love and talent in the
area of artistic expression. EAbility has a number of resources listed for arts &
disability. Art Relief
International has some
engaging projects which can give you some additional ideas on how to engage all
with the arts. The creative arts provide a type of access to the world. Communication,
expression, learning etc. are all a piece. In an era when we are continuously
looking at ways of opening up the world, this is one avenue which has a long
standing history or promise. The National Disability Arts Collection and
Archiveprovides both an historical
and current perspective on the disability in arts movement. The arts can be used as a source of expression
for academic knowledge as well as reinforcing communication and social skills.
Finding the balance in how we engage all students in learning and academics
must include access to a diversified arts program. This will only enhance and
reinforce all of the skills and concepts we hope to convey to our students in a
highly competitive educational environment which does not always seek to be as inclusive and as accessible to
diverse thinkers and doers.