Posted 03.08.2020

The Board, management and staff at Disability Action NI extend their deepest condolences to the family of Chris Ledger.

Chris was a giant in the disability arts movement and her presence will be sorely missed. We will continue the fight with our colleagues at University of Atypical.

Chris’s contributions to the Arts & Disability Forum/University of Atypical resonate far beyond the confines of the physical walls of the organisation. They are visible in the innumerable smiles on faces of artists, their families and the public. During Chris’s stewardship as CEO, D/deaf and disabled arts and culture was mainstreamed to a degree never seen before on these shores or elsewhere. The general public and government here in NI are now aware of the contributions of so many disabled people, thanks to Chris’s tireless championing. Her underlining emphasis on Disability Culture and Rights was and continues to be revolutionary.

Seán Fitzsimons (Chair, University of Atypical)