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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 […]

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Digital Inclusion: Content

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Streaming and Other Content Planning is key to consider any triggers, sensory barriers which the project may cause which could reject potential audiences. Assistive technology tools can be saved to create good, inclusive content. If you need help and support DCN/EMBED is here for you via info@musedcn.org.uk. DCN and EMBED have collaborated to create a […]

News: A unique partnership for the Heritage and Cultural Sector

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There is a new opportunity for museums, heritage organisations and related agencies to develop business skills whilst recovering from the lockdown, skills in resilience and inclusive planning and strategy to identify risk and solutions towards intersectional, inclusive practice and the representative workforce. DCN (Disability Collaborative Network CIC) and EMBED have collaborated to create a unique […]

History of Place: Exhibition and Collaborative Toolkits

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These are toolkits from the The History of Place project by Accentuate on collaborative events, research, projects and exhibitions. Link to these toolkits via: http://historyof.place/toolkits/

Equality in Progress Report on Fair Access, Inclusion and Representation

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This is a link to the Equality in Progress: Fair Access, Inclusion and Representation in Museums Report by the Glasgow Women’s Library: https://womenslibrary.org.uk/discover-our-projects/equality-in-progress/eipreport/

New: E-Journal ‘Neurodiverse Voices: Good Practice in the Workplace’

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AchieveAbility now has launched their first E-Journal ‘Good Practice in the Workplace.’ Contributors include:  ACAS ProspectsUK Katherine Kindersley Becki Morris at DCN St Mungos Diversity and Ability (DnA) Topics include: Reasonable Adjustments, Strategy in the Creative Industries, Supporting Neurodiverse People at risk of Homelessness, Access to Employment and Inclusivity and Employment. Link to the Journal […]

Creative Differences: Universal Music UK

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Becki Morris from DCN and EMBED was involved in the creation of Universal Music’s handbook ‘Creative Differences: A handbook for embracing neurodiversity in the Creative Industries. The handbook is an important addition to the Heritage and Cultural Sectors understanding to develop better user experiences and a representational workforce. For further information including the handbook itself […]

Coming soon…

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We are supporting the Heritage Sector in these untested times. A list of services and support will be available very soon. Look out for updates via @museumDCN and @EMBED_Org twitter feeds.

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PRESS RELEASE : New boat for Para-Rowers at Marlow named after Rivertime Boat Trust co-founder Pat Davis

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A donation of £2,500 from the Shanly Foundation has supported the purchase of a new boat for the Para-Rowers at Marlow Rowing Club. At a naming ceremony, organised by the Club on Sunday 7 May 2017, the Shanly Foundation unveiled the name for the boat. Inspired by one of the founders of the Rivertime Boat […]

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Talking Inclusion – Usher Syndrome ~ Molly Watts

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Open to Inclusion? Check out our friend Molly Watts who is a consultant and advocate for Usher Syndrome. She believes that the world has to be accessible to all.  Follow her website and blog via http://www.mollywatt.com/ Find out what Usher Syndrome is via her video blog here: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbeNmZ1SEm8[/embedyt] And how assistive technology is an […]

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What is the Dyslexia Adult Network?

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Introducing ourselves The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a coalition of organisations and specialists working at a national level with adults with dyslexia. We also cover Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder and Dyscalculia – sometimes known as neurodivergent (ND). The issues that cause the most difficulty to this population relate to employment in its many […]

Event: From Individual to Infrastructure: Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia

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Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia is a conference by the British Dyslexia Association with Dyslexia STEM, kindly hosted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Friday, 28 April 2017 in Watford. This conference will explore how individuals can acquire the characteristics that successful individuals with dyslexia or related conditions, share. It will also look at how networks […]

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Lingusio : the audio guide that removes barriers ~ Antonia Eggeling

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In future, museums will mainly be places of human encounters. Lingusio is more than just an audio guide. Inclusively created content and an unconventional design promote a lively interaction regardless of knowledge or skills. The guide not only recognizes the right of people with disabilities to equally take part with others in cultural activities, but […]

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Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018

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CALL FOR ARTISTS! Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year is looking artists to take part in the next series. Click on the link to apply and find out more (Deadline 3rdMarch 2017) https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/portrait You could win a £10,000 commission for a major British institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. If you […]

Makaton Training – The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

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An exciting opportunity is coming up at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in March. We are going to be running the two day Makaton Foundation Course at a significantly reduced rate compared to booking it elsewhere. For just £85 (usual price up to £225) you can learn the signs and symbols of the core […]

Research into Issues for Adults with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties ~ Margaret Malpas

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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 to adults with dyslexia and other SpLD. I anticipated that topics which were very relevant […]

Let’s Talk Accessibility by Barclays Access

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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 service delivery for the organisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIGTC1iJmnk

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New resources links

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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 main site’s menu.

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission into recruitment practice for dyslexic and neurodivergent people wants to hear from you.

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Briefing Chaired by Barry Sheerman MP with Lord Addington as adviser, this Commission will investigate work related recruitment and build on existing research such as the recent ACAS report ‘Neurodiversity at Work’. The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. As dyslexic people, and those who are […]

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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 participation for disabled people, particularly people who are partially sighted or blind. Some key figures […]