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 »

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 »

Seasons Greetings to you

We thank all of our followers, friends and contributors of their continuing support in 2016 and look forward to talking and action for inclusive practice in the museum and heritage sector in 2017. We wish you a Merry Christmas and 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 »

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 »

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