Disabled musicians are being ‘failed by venues’

They said they wouldn’t book us because I was a fire hazard,” she says. “That’s absolutely horrendous.”  The singer is not alone. A new survey suggests disabled musicians face significant barriers in UK venues.  Of the nearly 100 deaf and disabled performers surveyed by Attitude Is Everything, two-thirds said they had to “compromise their health or wellbeing” in order to play live.  Twenty per cent said they had been forced to cancel gigs altogether due to a lack of access.  Of the nearly 100 deaf and disabled performers surveyed by Attitude Is Everything, two-thirds said they had to “compromise their health or wellbeing” in order to play live.