State of Museum Access ~ Vocaleyes

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Disability Co-operative Network welcomes this important report on the State of Access in Museums in the United Kingdom by Vocaleyes We recognise with Vocaleyes there is some exciting and innovative work in museums, but there are still clear gaps to more »

DCN Banner Art ~ Ceridwen Powell

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Banner Art New banner art for DCN is by the following artist: Amanda Wells (Ceridwen Powell) Statement and Biography I am originally from West Yorkshire, and came to Mid-Wales in 1983 to study English at Aberystwyth University. I fell in love more »

Lingusio : the audio guide that removes barriers ~ Antonia Eggeling

In future, museums will mainly be places of human encounters. Lingusio is more than just an audio guide. Inclusively created content and an unconventional design promote a lively interaction regardless of knowledge or skills. The guide not only recognizes the more »

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS! Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year is looking artists to take part in the next series. Click on the link to apply and find out more (Deadline 3rdMarch 2017) https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/portrait You could win a £10,000 commission more »

Makaton Training – The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

An exciting opportunity is coming up at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in March. We are going to be running the two day Makaton Foundation Course at a significantly reduced rate compared to booking it elsewhere. For just £85 more »

Workshop: Designing & Evaluating Accessible Learning Experiences | 24 May 2017 ~ Methods for Change

Research can be key to ensuring effective and inclusivity in your education or public engagement programmes. Learn how to ensure programmes are accessible with this workshop on designing and evaluating accessible learning experiences. Therefore, we invite you to attend the more »

Research into Issues for Adults with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties ~ Margaret Malpas

Over the last 12 months, I have been conducting some pilot research to identify issues and experiences of adults with dyslexia or related specific learning difficulties (SpLD).  The aim was to use the pilot to discover which characteristics were helpful more »

Let’s Talk Accessibility by Barclays Access

Barclays Access have recently produced a video called ‘Let’s Talk Accessibility’. It shows how accessible service delivery and workplace does not necessarily mean for disabled people only.  Instead it shows how more inclusive practice can support more people and better more »

New resources links

We have brought together a number of resources relating to inclusive practice.  Take a look at our new links, if you know of any or would like to contribute to our website please contact us. Links page HERE or from more »

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission into recruitment practice for dyslexic and neurodivergent people wants to hear from you.

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission inquiry into recruitment practice for dyslexic and neurodivergent people; opening doors to employment Briefing Chaired by Barry Sheerman MP with Lord Addington as adviser, this Commission will investigate work related recruitment and build on existing research such more »

Changing Places Toilets – information and advice for museums

The Campaign The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple more »

Press Release: Goldhay Arts Christmas Show

Our group members have been working very hard on their Christmas Magic Show and have now set a date.  The show will be held on Tuesday, 6th December at 1.15pm here at the Cresset, Bretton Centre.  They will entertain the more »

Press Release: New Book – The Incorrigibles ~ DASH

The Incorrigibles: Perspectives on Disability Visual Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries http://dasharts.org/projects/the-incorrigibles-perspectives-on-disability-visual-arts-in-the-20th-and-21st-centuries.html The drive to produce this book grew out of issues raised within two of DASH’s recent projects: 1: Awkward Bastards took place in March 2015, the more »

Press Release: Call for Proposals – Radical Practices ~ DASH

http://dasharts.org/projects/awkward-bastards-2.html DASH’s first Awkward Bastards symposium in March 2015 was one of the first to engage with the spectrum of diversity from disability, ethnicity, and sexuality, to gender and class. Thanks to generous funding from ACE Awkward Bastards returns in more »

Have your say on professional development – Museums Association

The Museums Association is looking to develop our strategy for professional development for those that work or volunteer within the sector.  We are interested in everyones’ views about what they would like to see us develop or focus on to more »

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