Inclusive Social Media Content

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The importance of inclusive social media messaging: Inclusive social media messaging is vital for any organisation in its comms to its employees, visitors, and customers.  During the lockdown, museums have an opportunity to reach out to people and potential visitors by being inclusive in content and message. The importance of social media and inclusive content […]

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.

Digital Inclusion: Standards

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Where to start? Inclusion should be at the core of every museum and heritage organisation, no matter size, budget or stakeholders. This includes any digital work in the service provision to raise the profile of the organisation and opportunities to engage with audiences. Audiences will need accessible information to engage with you in the post-lockdown […]

New Law on Website Accessibility (inc. NHLF projects)

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New law to replace EU Directive on Website Accessibility Are you planning a digital project which involves an app or a website? Are you funded by Government (local authority, national etc). Are you aware that the EU Directive on website accessibility is now UK Law? What is happening? There is now a law for website […]

Terms and Conditions of Subscriber Area

This is a free subscription section of the Disability Co-operative network site for our information relating to our informal meet ups and other events administered and organised by Disability Co-operative Network (known as DCN). How does this area work? You will need an email address to create an account and access this area. This means […]

Setting Up a Disability Advisory Group: Horniman Museum and Gardens

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The external Access Advisory Group (AAG) at the Horniman Museum and Gardens has been running since 2007. In 2013 we re-recruited a Chair and twelve of the fourteen current members. The group name reflects access rather than disability as it aims to challenge barriers to access at the Horniman. AAG benefits the Horniman significantly:  prompting […]

Dyslexia Adult Network News: No 7 Spring 2018

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Website www.dan-uk.co.uk                      Twitter @DyslexiaAdult Email via website www.dan.co.uk OR join our jiscmail list www.jiscmail.ac.uk/dyslexia-adult-network-dan THIS 7th EDITION OF NETWORK NEWS COVERS Message from the Chair Report on the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on Recruitment DYSPLA film festival showcases ND Access to Work training & Disability Confident update NEWS from our member organisations All Party […]

Disability Co-operative Network round up of 2017

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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: […]

BBC Cape Project for neurodiverse talent in the workplace

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DCN was both thrilled and honoured to be invited to hear more about CAPE (Creating A Positive Environment) Project entitled ‘Joining the Dots’ to attract and retain neurodiverse talent in the workplace at the BBC. Neurodiversity is a spectrum of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) and tourettes[1] . As these […]

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.

Why Are Changing Places Toilets important? The Art of exLOOsion by Alison Beevers – Retford Changing Places Campaign (facebook)

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You visit an Art Gallery. You may visit the gallery café or the gallery shop. You may also visit the loos, after all you’ll be there for a while. In this time you may have spent a bob or two. The problem for us is we are not able to ‘spend a penny’. My son […]

Vocaleyes: Campaign for museum access information #musaccessinfo

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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 […]

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 with the Mid-Wales region, and have lived in the area ever since. I moved to North […]

The Secret Museum: Film Production with Autistic Young People ~ Suzanne Cohen

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Filmmaker and educator Suzanne Cohen talks about her experiences of delivering media projects at the British Museum for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (13 – 19 years).