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 »

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 »

VocalEyes

VocalEyes is a registered charity working across the nation at a variety of venues and with a range of partner organisations. The heart of their mission is to work with blind and partially sighted people to enhance engagement with the arts, through audio-description.http://www.vocaleyes.co.uk/

VocalEyes is a registered charity working across the nation at a variety of venues and with a range of partner organisations. The heart of their mission is to work with blind and partially sighted people to enhance engagement with the arts, more »

DAN Network News – No. 3 Autumn 2016

Here is the latest Network News from the Dyslexic Adult Network :  DAN Network News – Autumn 2016 The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) has been founded to increase awareness of the impact of dyslexia and related conditions on adults. The more »

Access to Work: What You Can Do

If you have a disability (dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions are included), you can apply for funding for equipment and coaching.  This is called Access to Work and it is funded by Central Government. Have a look at this animation more »

Sensory Backpacks at the V&A with Abigail Hirsch ~ Claire Madge, V&A

Launched in August 2015, the Curious Ceramics backpack is the V&A’s first backpack aimed at children with visual impairments. The V&A offer a number of backpacks for families, but for this special sensory version they worked in close collaboration with more »

Hearing Loops: Assistive Listening Technology ~ Dee Bolemon

“Oh, my goodness!” I said out loud. The sound startled me. And then I smiled. I had just experienced an induction hearing loop for the first time.  Wow! This was an emotional moment, as most of my life I’ve struggled to understand more »

PRESS RELEASE : Royal Shakespeare Company continues its commitment to semi-integrated British sign language performances

Royal Shakespeare Company continues its commitment to semi-integrated British sign language performances  –       RSC semi-integrated British Sign Language performance of summer flagship show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation takes place this month  –       New six minute more »

Exhibition space : Guidelines for the virtual banner

The Disability Co-operative Network champions disabled talent to museums and art galleries across the UK.  We have created a year- long pilot for disabled artists to exhibit their artwork in our banner space on our website and twitter account. The more »

BDA appeal for information regarding dyscalculia ~ Steve Chinn

The BDA Dyscalculia and Maths LD committee plans to produce a leaflet and/or something for the web on the problems people might experience around their dyscalculia in their workplace or in applying for jobs. It would be very helpful if more »

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