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Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability Was Kept in A Box ~ Mat Fraser and Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, University of Leicester

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Critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser was commissioned by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at the University of Leicester to create a new artistic work, shaped out of a collaborative engagement with museum collections, research and expertise in medical history, museums and disability

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Social Media 101 for Community of Persons with Disabilities ~ Debra Ruh, @debraruh

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I am often asked why I adore social media. Why? It has the power to change lives and connect the community of persons with disabilities. It is critical for the billion people with disabilities globally to come together on social media. If our community came together on social media – we would be hard to ignore.

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Definition of Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.
Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.
Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.

Participatory Exhibition Design: The Case of the Indianapolis Museum of Art ~ Silvia Filippini-Fantoni

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In response to the ongoing technological revolution, as well as the increasing competition from other leisure time activities, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) has recently undertaken a significant shift toward becoming a more visitor-centric institution. Key to this approach is the implementation of a more collaborative and participatory exhibition development process.

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Definition of Dyspraxia

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Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults.

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Defending our true selves – being museums ~ Maria Vlachou, Access Portugal

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Along the course of the 20th century, museums created an identity crisis for themselves. One that has deeply influenced the way people perceive them, still today, and, consequently, their relationship with them.

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Disability Access Day

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We’re asking disabled people and their friends and family to visit somewhere they’ve never been before on Disabled Access Day (12th March 2016). DisabledAccessDay.com.

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Danger! Men at Work ~ Ed Watts

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Founded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has been transformed by a £15 million development. This is a gallery whose visitor numbers have climbed spectacularly in the past five years, whose contemporary exhibitions programmes have given new life to international collections, and whose risk-taking curatorial team has gained global attention.

My House of Memories app – partnership case study

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The root of the House of Memories training is to acknowledge and understand that an individual’s personal history and memory is of great value and significance. Museums are great at looking after memories and House of Memories is an imaginative education resource, increasing dementia awareness in communities and access to new skills and resources.

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SEN Work Placements at the RAF Museum: Ambitious About Autism ~ Alison Shean

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The Royal Air Force Museum has recently embarked on an exciting new partnership with Ambitious About Autism. In June 2014 we were the first museum to receive the Autistic Society’s Autism Access Award, and were keen to build on our efforts to become more accessible.

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Jodi Awards for accessible digital culture

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The Jodi Mattes Trust promotes barrier-free access to cultural collections for disabled people. Museums, galleries, archives, libraries and heritage sites use technology ever more to more »

DASH Arts

Disability Arts in the Mainstream

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DASH are instigators and initiators of the commissioning of new work by Disabled visual artists within mainstream galleries since 2009, enabling Disabled artists to create new work and collaborate with new institutions.

Sensory Objects

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To create a series of multisensory interactive art works that respond to museum collections, to generate alternative ideas for museum interpretation, developed through art and electronics-based workshops by people with learning disabilities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team.

Neurodiversity in Employment by Sean Gilroy and Leena Haque

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So, what is Neurodiversity and why are we interested in it? Well, Neurodiversity refers to conditions which cause a person to process information differently; Autism Spectrum Condition, Asperger’s, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other neurological conditions are becoming increasingly known by the term Neurodiversity and they affect at least one in 25 people.

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