1988 - Oily Cart develop Box of Socks, their first performance specifically for children and young people with severe learning disabilities
1988, January - Heart n Soul have been performing their second show, The Longest, and now begin work on a new show with the provisional title Peace on Earth
1988, January - Path Productions presents Androcles and the Lion, Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre
1988, January - Arts Council and Shape appoint Ad Lib research team to investigate work on photography being by and with disabled people
1988, 22 January - Whitechapel Art Gallery set aside a day of the Fernand Leger exhibition for visitors with visual impairments - 15 attended
1988, January - Nabil Shaban denied work on Granada's Microman children's TV series
1988, January 25 - 60 people demonstrate outside Granada studioes against dropping of Nabil Shaban from Microman
1988, February - Graeae Theatre Skills Training Course
1988, February - Graeae women's company invited to tour Malaysia
1988, February - Talent '87 conference produces an embryonic European Disability Arts Forum (EDAF)
1988, February - London Deaf Drama Group present King James and his Beau
1988, February - Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre perform Light Cycle 5, The Place
1988, 26 - 27 March - Manchester Disabled People's Arts Conference 
1988, 2 March - Exhibition of work by disabled people
1988, March - Ringroad, a play with music written especially for children over 8 with hearing impairments
1988, Amici Dance Theatre Company in 'Ruckbluck'
1988, March - Disability Arts Conference, Manchester
1988, April - April Experimental Workshop for Deaf People in Visual Expression of Music
1988, 16 April - LDAF first AGM 
1988, April - Jag Plah wins City Limits/New Variety New Act of the Year award
1988 - Launch of cabaret club at the Diorama
1988, 28 May - Bucks Disability Arts Day, Limelight Theatre, Queens Park Centre
1988, May - Blood, Sweat and Fears by Marie Oshodi, directed by David Salkin, about Sickle Cell Anaemia
1988, May - DisAbility in De Community, a festival in aid of sickle cell anaemia
1988, May - US activist Judy Heumann speaks at County Hall
1988, June - Premiere of Peace on Earth, new Heart n Soul show, following success of The Longest (1986) and Rock and Roll Dance (1987)
1988, July - BCODP demonstration against Social Security Act
1988, July - 'A Sense of Self', featuring a variety of photographers, some disabled 
1988, July - Auditions for Neti-Neti show, The Beggar in the Palace, for young people with hearing impairments. Written by Penny Cadagli and Caroling Griffin, directed by John Wilson, director of National Youth Theatre of the Deaf
1988, Jluy - 'What are they saying about us?' ReVamp Productions meeting for Disabled women to look at how they are represented in mainstream film and TV
1988, July - Peer Gynt by Path Productions
1988, July - Poetry and song by Ellie Wilkie, The Fallen Angel
1988, July - Basement Youth Arts Festival
1988, August - Disabled Artists' Day
1988, August - Islanders, new magazine for deafened young people
1988, August - Launch of LDAF 's The Workhouse
1988, September - National Youth Theatre of the Deaf present sign language production of Midsummer Night's Dream, with John Wilson
1988, 8 September - LDAF's The Workhouse event
1988, 16-23 September - Bradford Festival includes many events for disabled people, organised by local organisation In-Valid
1988, 25 September - Day event organised by Oldham Artability
1988, 20 - 24 September - Moving On '88
1988, October - Haringey Connexions Disability Arts Festival, with performers including poet Rosita Green
1988, 18 October - Tower Hamlets Arts and Disability Group hold a day of exhibitions, displays and demonstrations of creativity by and for people with disabilities
1988, October - Milton Keynes Disability Arts and Sports Day, organised by disabled people and for disabled people
1988, 5 November - One day course on signed singing
1988, 28 November - London's first fully accessible dark-room and studio to be opened in Hendon, a project by CRAB and CLIC
1988, 3 November 1988 - LDAF's The Workhouse event
1988, November - Neti-Neti The Beggar in the Palace, written in BSL, English and Bengali
1988, November - Maggie Woolley appointed first disabled Director of Shape
1988, November - Royal Academy runs its first workshop for people with visual impairments
1988, November - Signed production of Pinocchio, Unicorn Theatre
1988, 1 December - LDAF's The Workhouse
1988, December - Heart n Soul single Peace on Earth launched at House of Commons
1988, 10 December - Focus, Ealing disabled people's organisation, launches with Disability Cabaret
1988, December - Christmas in The Workhouse
1988, 2 -3 December - Presentation by and for Disabled Women Artists, Women's Slide Library
1988, 14 December - The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See 
1988, December - Shrinkin' Man Ian Stanton cassette includes Chip on Yer Shoulder, S.O.S. and Talking Disabled Anarchist
1988, December - Freedom Liberty and Tinsel Aaron Williamson's first poetry collection
1988, December - North East Media Training Centre recruiting for two year professional film and video production course. Included six places for profoundly Deaf people