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We need more opportunities, say artists with disability
Art helped Mohammed Yasar B overcome prolonged bouts of loneliness as he started to lose vision in his left eye. Now, as one of the seven winners of the first edition of Discovering Ability Art Awards 2019, the artist from Kerala’s Palakkad wishes for more opportunities for People with Disabilities (PwDs).
The 28-year-old former software professional, who has battled progressive myopia or nearsightedness since birth, told indianexpress.com, “I have always been inclined towards art but there are not many stages that represent disabled artists truly. We need more representation.” His artwork was also shortlisted for Paralympic Art World Cup in 2019 by the National Abilympic Association of India.