Looking for an internet rabbit hole to dive down into as we get into that time of year where every day feels like Sunday? Let KCIL lead the way.
First up, we have Rita Ebel, a 62-year-old wheelchair user from Germany. Rita was fed up that many of the shops in her home town of Hanau were not accessible. So she came up with a solution involving LEGO, that’s right, LEGO wheelchair ramps. Although not strictly legally wheelchair ramps (they’re too steep), Rita and others have found them helpful, and they’re so colourful they’ve become a tourist attraction! Find out in this article from Ability Magazine.
Next is TV to watch out for in 2022. When Barbara Met Alan is a factual drama about the direct action campaign that led to significant gains in Britain’s battle for disabled civil rights. Learn more about this must-watch here.
Yayoi Kusama’s latest exhibition at Tate Modern is probably one of London’s most in-demand exhibitions. Tickets are released in batches and sell out very quickly. However, you can still glimpse Kusama’s amazing work through a video on the Tate Modern website. Learn about how both her mental health and her experience as a Japanese female artist in a largely white, male-dominated world in the 1960s influenced her work.
And finally, if you’re not a regular viewer of CBeebies, you will have missed that popular guest presenter George Webster has been made permanent! George is the first CBeebies presenter with Down’s Syndrome; find out more on Disability Horizons here.