‘I felt so hopeful and now everybody just wants to rush to get back to normal – but the normal only benefitted some people. And I think that is what is really hard to see. I think most disabled people knew that’s what would happen and we’d been given this access that suddenly allowed people who spent a lot of time at home to partake in things they hadn’t before – and now that is getting taken away again.’
We are so happy to be joined again by disability activist Nina Tame, who talks to us about the difficulties disabled people and people with access needs are facing as cultural spaces reopen. Nina talks frankly about how disabled people are being cut out of cultural activities as the world backs away from digital access and back towards in person events, and sends a simple message – don’t forget about audiences you welcomed during the pandemic in the rush to open your doors.