A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a bright green background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Workload Management

CRIPtic 2021 Lessons Learned: Workload Management

As part of the process of assessing quality and success in our projects, we’re writing a series of blog posts exploring some of the key learnings from our 2021 development programme and showcase. This allows us to reflect on our experiences, our achievements, identify areas for growth, and (hopefully) be of use to other projects…
A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a mustard yellow background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Access

CRIPtic Learning – Access Needs

To assess the quality and success in our projects, we’re writing a series of blog posts exploring some of the key learnings from CRIPtic 2021. We want to reflect on our experiences and what we’ve achieved, identify areas for our own growth, and (hopefully) be of use to other projects carrying out similar plans. Out…

Social Media, Promotion, Networking and PR

As a writer working across forms – drama, fiction, non-fiction; not to mention non-writing work like speaking engagements, facilitation, and other things that occupy some kind of nebulous “creative” space but aren’t clearly defined or definable – as this kind of jack-of-all-trades creative, it’s sometimes really hard to tell people about what I do. I…

Creative Captioning with Samuel Dore

My first blog for CRIPtic was on audio description and how it can be used as a creative tool; I left feeling energised and inspired to create work which truly integrates audio description, which treats accessibility as a consideration of equal importance to plot, language, and form. I felt similarly after the creative captioning workshop…

3 resources to help you integrate British Sign Language into your performance with David Ellington

It’s one thing providing access; it’s another embedding it into your performance. In the case of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, artists are finding creative ways to integrate sign language into an act, rather than have an interpreter sit awkwardly at the side of the stage. In our latest CRIPtic workshop, Deaf actor David Ellington…

Integrated and Creative Access with Touretteshero

CRIPtic meets Jess Thom: ‘Creativity can be a catalyst for change’ For deaf and disabled creatives working in the arts, it’s easier to produce art which is accessible to ourselves, with access bolted on to the end. Rather than thinking about how our work can be created with British Sign Language (BSL) at the very…

Integrated Audio-Description with Quiplash

I’m a disabled writer working across performance, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Last month, I was invited to attend half the workshops on the CRIPtic programme as a notetaker and blogger, and jumped at the chance – to learn more about access, to develop my craft, and to meet other emerging disabled creatives. The first workshop,…