What cultural and/or individual prejudices have prevented more people with disabilities from participating in the arts? How has this impacted our current culture? If you could, how would you shift people's attitudes around disability?
Art, by definition, is to do with beauty. A person with a disability will obviously feel deficient. Further, if that person has real talent, people will admire his/her work and also wish to meet the person who created the work - forcing the person into the limelight (especially if television or interviews are involved). But the current shift towards recognizing and helping people with disabilities to take an active part in society (together with para-Olympics Games and such events) is likely to shift people;s attitudes and bring disabled talent to the culture scene.
Dec 26th, 2014
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