Ground-breaking report on systemic barriers to employment A ground-breaking report is being launched on Monday January 22nd by the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) and then released into the public domain. Over the period of a year, WAC has gathered evidence on systemic barriers to employment for millions of potential employees who are neurodivergent (i.e. dyslexic,… Continue Reading NEWS RELEASE 15 January 2018: Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment
Centre of Accessible Environments CAE offers consultancy for access audits and accessible interpretation and guidelines particularly physical access as well as intellectual. http://cae.org.uk National Register of Access Consultants The National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) is an independent UK wide accreditation service for individuals who provide access consultancy and access auditor services. It was set… Continue Reading Consultants and National Organisations
As usual it has been a very busy year for DCN and we have compiled this list in what we are doing to support inclusive practice in the Heritage Sector. We will also hint in how we are taking DCN forward to 2018 and where we need your support. Since March 2017 we have delivered:… Continue Reading Disability Co-operative Network round up of 2017
History of Place is offering a day of oral history training at M Shed Bristol on 30th January, followed by flexible opportunities to volunteer until April, taking oral histories of disabled people in Bristol. Full details here: http://historyof.place/events/train-with-a-professional-from-the-oral-history-society/ Do pass this on to people who might like to take part – everyone is welcome, and we… Continue Reading Oral History Training/Volunteering opportunity: History of Place Project
Captions are a great resources that can benefit everyone. This is a great resource from our friends at Stagetext which has tips, hows to on captions, feedback and best practice checklists. Link is here: http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital Remember not to use autogenerated captions, but create your own which are easy to do. How to subtitle your own content… Continue Reading Captioning your films and videos: Stagetext
What is the Museum of the Labelled? DCN is very proud to be supporting this project. Jess and DCN believe that museums can influence society. ‘Museum of the Labelled’ will help to break down barriers, stereotypes and give the participants confidence and self-awareness. Museum of the Labelled’ will gather people’s thoughts and experiences, positive and… Continue Reading Labelled: The History of Neurodiversity in Pre-existing Museum and Archive Collections
This is a great video by our friends at Barclays Access on common accessibility myths which are common across the heritage sector and responses similar to ours.
Staffordshire Museum is looking for enthusiastic people to help us to develop a new exhibition around the theme of ‘Childhood’. This community panel will work with us to create a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition for diverse audiences across Staffordshire. You can learn about the museum and the fantastic objects in our collection and have… Continue Reading Community Panel – volunteer opportunity
For World Dyslexia Day (5 October) and Dyslexia Awareness Week (2 – 8 October), Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) have produced a media release which has important information for dyslexic and other neurodiverse adults in the workplace. The Media Release outlines the key findings of the two WAC surveys and the four evidence sessions and flags up… Continue Reading NEWS Update: Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) on recruitment and neurodivergence
Rafie is a PhD candidate at UCL. My research examines the impact of technology on the experience of visually impaired people in museums. I am looking for participants who are blind or partially sighted, and who are interested in museums and normally use technology during their everyday life. Here is Rafie’s information in respect to her… Continue Reading Participants Required: Impact of technology on the experience of blind and partially sighted visitors in museums
This is a great film on the importance of inclusive practice in design. Go to our links pages and talk to us about inclusive practice in your museum or heritage organisation.
Last year, VocalEyes ran a survey of 1700 museum websites, which revealed that a shocking 27% (458 museums) provided no information that would help potential visitors decide if their access needs would be met. In the report, we made the case that this would result in disabled people being excluded from these museums, and the… Continue Reading Vocaleyes: Campaign for museum access information #musaccessinfo
It’s a cool wet day, I am sat at my dining room table with the BBC London playing on the ipad, and flipping between chatting to family via text and Facebook on my phone, and typing this blog on a little laptop. A cup of decaff tea is constantly refreshed. The phone lays next to… Continue Reading Virtual working | let’s rethink office working
Photo Credit: Neil Warren The South West is full of wonderful heritage places to explore, from caves to historic houses and sweeping landscapes. According to the Papworth Trust, disabled adults in the North and South West report the highest number of life areas (education and leisure) where participation is restricted. Despite the efforts of… Continue Reading Unlocking the South West’s heritage for everyone: Volunteers needed
Martyn Lake is a long-term member of the Rocket Artists whose practice includes collage and drawing. He works from the Rocket Artists supported studio alongside other artists with and without learning disabilities. Martyn has exhibited artwork at ‘Side by Side’, Southbank Centre, London, through ‘Creative Minds Conference’, Brighton Dome and at Brighton Museum. Untitled 2… Continue Reading New banner by Martyn Lake of Rocket Artists
June 2017 1 in 5 adults in the United Kingdom are illiterate with 738 million globally. This is hard to digest in the 21st Century and seems more relevant in Victorian society, not the digital age. In terms of cost to the world it is $1.19 trillion. The unreasonable group have a selection of entrepreneurs… Continue Reading Project LAB: tackling illiteracy and other global issues at Royal Institution of Science
We wrote about the Employers Stammering Network (ESN) https://www.musedcn.org.uk/2016/05/26/the-employers-stammering-network/) a year ago. We know that stammering is still too often a hidden disability at work. The result? It can be difficult for people to use their strengths and talents to the full for employers and colleagues to understand what changes can make a big difference.… Continue Reading Talking about Stammering
This useful booklet is guidance on how to support people living with ASD who may need further support with mental health.
Hello, I’m trying to determine whether or not there is a relationship between managerial practices, and the impact on people with dyslexia regarding employment stability. The study involves the completion of a short questionnaire which is available online and will take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Please click on the web link below to take… Continue Reading Consultation Opportunity (Questionnaire) Dyslexia and the Impact of Managerial Practices Research