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Rudely Interrupted

One of Australia’s most unique rock bands, Rudely Interrupted have toured the world, played some of the biggest and most prestigious stages. All of the band members have some kind of a disability – the singer Rory Burnside suffers from epilepsy, Asperger syndrome and has a lip-jaw-palate cleft.


Swayne, is a Buffalo and Western NY Regional Hip-Hop Vet. Swayne underwent several Throat Surgeries due to a 70 per cent blockage in his airway. He is currently the first known Vocal Recording Artist to record over 10 CD Projects with a Tracheostomy Tube in use.

Tracy Marie

She is a performer, a vocalist and a songwriter with Dysplasia and Osteoarthritis. She infuses her music with energy, enthusiasm and eclecticism. She has been performing live on the Cleveland, Ohio, music scene for over a decade, including organising the Breast Fest at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a benefit concert of female performers to help raise funds for breast cancer prevention.

Lefty Williams

He was born without his right hand – nevertheless, Lefty Williams is a gifted guitar player with a great voice. His style is bluesy and jazzy.


Flame, a group from upstate New York made up of 10 people with developmental/physical disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome, and blindness is capturing the world’s attention but their message remains the same. The band wants to change the world through music. They are a phenomenon that inspires people and changes the way the general public view people with disabilities.

Coalition for Disabled Musicians

Established in 1986, the Coalition for Disabled Musicians, Inc. (CDM) is a voluntary, non-profit organization in New York dedicated to enabling physically disabled musicians to pursue their musical dreams. CDM currently has performing groups available for indoor and outdoor shows, and offers musician biographies, sound samples and merchandise on their website.

Heart 'n Soul

Heart 'n Soul is a dynamic arts organisation in the UK offering creative opportunities to people with learning disabilities. The organisation has an original and innovative way of working by using contemporary music, theatre and club culture. Touring performances, clubs, training, residencies and an extensive programme of workshops, provide a ladder of opportunity for people with learning disabilities to realise their talents and personal potential.

Special Music by Special People

Special Music by Special People is a program of the Chicago Park District for children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome. Participants in the program use music - through performances, song writing and music writing - as creative and social outlets. The programm organises workshops, summer camps and released a CD with their All Star Band.

Evelyn Glennie

Highly acclaimed and gifted percussionist, profoundly deaf since the age of twelve. She secured her place in music history, as she was the first solo classical percussionist, received a Grammy and played with most of the world's top orchestras and conductors. She has so far published 16 solo recordings and has already received a designation as an Officer of the British Empire.

Movies and TV

Subtitles@your local cinema

Where can I watch the newest film in cinema - with subtitles or audio described. This website provides information on subtitled and audio described movies in British cinemas. Via e-mail, you can get notified of new films, dates and times in your area every week.

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts promotes and advocates for full inclusion of artists of colour and performers with disabilities at all levels of production in theatre, film, television, and related media. Principal programs include the Advocacy, Consulting and Information Program; the Disability Initiative, which includes Disability in Entertainment and Arts Link (DEAL); and the National Diversity Forum.

Disabilitiy movies

The disability movies is a movie database. It offers informative and insightful disability movie reviews.

BBC: Ouch!

The BBC's website, which is mainly directed at young people with a disability, lists regular TV programmes on disability and links to further information on disability related TV series and features.


art + power

art + power is a membership led group of disabled artists in the UK that seeks to empower people through high quality artistic expression. The Bristol based association hosts workshops, exhibitions and presents many of their projects online.

Jacksons Lane

Jacksons Lane arts centre is housed in an imaginatively converted listed Edwardian church in Highgate. It contains a 167 seat theatre host to many dynamic and innovative fringe performances. They offer over 60 activities a week ranging from acting workshops to African drumming, flamenco to circus skills plus a wide range of children's theatre and workshops.

AXIS Dance Company

The AXIS Dance Company is an innovative ensemble of performers with and without disabilities. Founded in 1987, the company is a non profit organisation. AXIS propagate a collaboration of dancers with and without disabilities. The mission is to teach dance and educate about collaboration and disability, to promote and support physically integrated dance locally, nationally and internationally.

National Arts and Disability Center (NADC)

The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. The NADC is a leading consultant in the arts and disability community. The NADC is a project of the University of California, at Los Angeles, Tarjan Center. The NADC web site offers free resource directories, and annotated bibliographies on a wide array of subjects.

VSA Arts

Founded in 1974, VSA arts is an International organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. The organization offers arts-based programs in creative writing, dance, drama, music and the visual arts implemented primarily through their affiliate network in the USA and abroad. Many works of disabled artist are showcased in their online gallery.


The National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped (NTWH)

NTWH is has campuses in New York City and Belfast, Maine and wants to provide disabled people with communication skills necessary to pursue a life in professional theatre and enhance their opportunities in the workplace. In addition to professional academic instruction in acting, music, dance, playwriting, theatre management and more, NTWH teaches students how to present themselves off the stage as well.

International Visual Theater (IVT)

The International Visual Theatre is based in Paris, France and has received much positive attention in the media with its plays since at IVT deaf and hearing people stage and work together. IVT also organises international workshops for deaf people. They presented their plays during tours inEurope and the US. But the group does not only focus on acting, they are also working to advance and improve french and internal sign language.

Listening instead of Reading

Talking Information Center

The mission of the Talking Information Center in Massachusettes, USA, is to provide disabled people access to the printed word. News from the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, USA today, the New York Times and other newspapers and magazines are being read out to the visitor of the website.

Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom

This association records around 230 national newspapers and magazines on audio cassette for visually impaired and disabled people. It offers for small additional costs subscribers a choice of formats including audio cassette, computer disc, e-mail, via the TNAUK Bulletin Board, CD-ROM.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. The catalogue can be searched online.