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D2Art - research project

The D2Art project aims, are to understand better the current issues that disabled artists face during their creative process and the potential impact that digital tools might have on that process.

A digital approach can help address many of the issues faced by artists with physical disabilities by supporting and extending their existing practice, transforming their creative opportunities in terms of artistic freedom and expression.

The project is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team and advisory panel including DASH (Disability Arts Shropshire), Birmingham City University, SCOPE, the University of Illinois in Chicago, and the University of Birmingham's Human-Computer Interaction Centre.

Dr Chris Creed from University of Birmingham said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to work with these partners. We will be working collaboratively to better understand the current practice of disabled artists and to conduct extensive user evaluations with a suite of novel technologies".

Paula Dower from DASH said "DASH are excited by the opportunity to be a partner with the Digital Humanities Hub. The work has the potential to increase the profile of the work of disabled artists."

For more information please contact Dr Chris Creed on 0121 414 9157 or email

To take part in the research project please fill in this short survey and don't forget to give us your email address: