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Keith Armstrong obituary


My friend Keith Armstrong, who has died of cancer aged 67, was a dynamic activist for the rights of people with disabilities. He was also highly creative, working as an artist, poet and musician; and was a serious scholar of the history and linguistics of disability.

He contracted polio during infancy, and was in a wheelchair for most of his life. Yet he attended countless demonstrations, for CND, housing and disability rights, and was arrested more than once.

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