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Cartoon: The DANCING Mid-term Academic Conference

Cartoon:  DANCING Project Mid-term Academic Conference
DANCING Cartoon Design by Norbert Croonenberg.

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This is a text description of the cartoon entitled ‘DANCING Project ‘The DANCING Mid-term Academic Conference’.  You will find the audio description underneath. 

The cartoon is an A4 size, with a title, followed by four half-width images and finishing with a full-width image.  The colours used are the project brand colours – different blues and greys with accents of green and purple.   

The title is followed by cartoon images of the faces of the team members with their names underneath:  Tiarnán, Ann, Léa, Delia, Hilary, Iryna and Eva. 

The pictures show the researchers in different rooms at the university.

In the first picture, there is a text box giving context.  It reads ‘On the morning of 4 September 2023, Delia and Fergus Ryan, Head of the School of Law and Criminology, welcome some of the guest speakers’.  In the picture there are 4 people, Prof. Lawson, who is carrying a white stick, Delia Ferri, Giuseppe Martinico and Fergus Ryan.  Delia says ‘Hi Giuseppe!  We are delighted to have you in Maynooth!’  Giuseppe responds ‘It is great to be here as discussant on the first panel on EU disability law.  I plan to make a few remarks on the role of soft law!’.  Fergus adds ‘Good morning, Prof.  Martinico and welcome Prof. Lawson’.

In the second picture, the context box reads ‘during the first coffee break’.  There are four DANCING team members pictured.  Eva says, ‘The first panel was really insightful…and Iryna’s presentation was great!’.  Iryna responds ‘I was a bit nervous, but it was great to present the first findings of my PhD research on the global reach of EU disability law’.  Léa says ‘I’m looking forward to the next roundtable on ‘advancing interdisciplinary research’.

In the third picture, the context box reads ‘The first panel of the afternoon focused on DANCING Work Package 2’.  Delia, Léa and Eva are seated at the top table in front of microphones with a screen showing the DANCNG logo behind.  Léa says ‘Today I will present on the role of EU law in advancing participation of cultural professionals and artists with disabilities’.

The fourth picture is set in the coffee area again where Hilary, Eva and Giuseppe are talking together.  Hilary says ‘This afternoon we had two very interesting panels on legal and empirical research in DANCING…’  Eva adds ‘…and the roundtable on arts-based research was particularly innovative!’  Giuseppe says, ‘now I look forward to hearing the keynote speaker, Prof. Gráinne de Búrca!’.

The last picture is a full-width strip with a context box that reads ‘After the conference, DANCING, in collaboration with the Department of Music, hosted an accessible opera concert’.  There is a pianist, and a male singer on stage with flowers behind.  Delia and Tiarnán are in the foreground.  Delia says, ‘It is great to conclude this wonderful conference with a concert that includes artists with disabilities and showcases accessibility features!’.  Tiarnán concludes the cartoon by saying ‘the collaboration with the Department of Music was really important to create this event’.

Underneath the infographic is an acknowledgement to the ERC with the logo of the EU, the ERC and the following text:  This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (grant agreement No. 864182).

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