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Groundbreaking New Film, Telephone, to Screen at Ohio State: An interview with filmmaker + dancer Krishna Washburn

“Telephone is an educational documentary that combines philosophies about audio description for dance and artistic examples of audio-described dance done by people in the disability art community that are at the avant-garde forefront of the audio for dance movement,” said co-director Krishna Washburn. “In a way, it’s kind of a snapshot of these people’s work.” 

Black History Month Featured Artists

Meet Xavier Sledge Please say who you are, what you do (career and artists career wise if you have multiple jobs), and how many years have you been in the Accessible Expressions Ohio show? I am Xavier and I am a college student that likes to paint colorful backgrounds, LeBron James, buildings and whatever I…

Meet Rebecca

An interview with Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli, Written by Lauren Mox, Writing Intern Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli is an intuitive and expressive artist in recovery from schizoaffective disorder. She relocated to Columbus in 2016. Rebecca weaves stories in her art, employing vibrant colors and whimsical themes. Her art radiates joy, often exploring the world through the perspectives of animals,…

Legislation in the Disability Rights Movement

There is a long history of the disability rights movement. The biggest achievements from this movement from a legal standpoint are the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 2008 ADA Amendments Act. Let’s go back to the beginning.  In the 1800s, the first organizations for and by people with disabilities were formed. By…

Do You Know About NDEAM?

Every October we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by recognizing and remembering the accomplishments of people with disabilities. We also take this month (and every other month) to keep fighting to advance access and equity.  The first version of NDEAM was introduced in 1945 under the name “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week”…

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