Eureka Museum

Feeling The Future – Access To Arts and Culture For People with Visual Impairments Trizia Wells, Inclusion Manager at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

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Feeling the Future: Access to Arts and Culture for People with Visual Impairments tells how Eureka! has developed a series of sculpture workshops with partially sighted artist sculptor Lynn Cox and the artwork installation in February. There is also included Trizia’s recent visit to Bilbao in Spain with Traveleyes, which tells about tactile tours at […]

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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

Redesigning Pinterest for better access

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Very interesting article regarding the redesign of Pinterest for use as a desktop and as an app to be more inclusive for users. https://www.fastcodesign.com/90169317/pinterest-just-redesigned-its-app-for-blind-people

Disability Co-operative Network

How to create alternative-text on images posted on twitter

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These are instructions for creating alternative text on your images when posting on twitter. https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/picture-descriptions

Vocaleyes

Vocaleyes: Guidelines for Digital Accessibility

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Guidelines for Digital Accessibility (including Audio Description on film): 
http://vocaleyes.co.uk/services/museums-galleries-and-heritage/resources/guidelines-for-digital-accessibility-film/

See also Stagetext guidelines for adding captions to increase further access: https://www.musedcn.org.uk/2017/11/19/captioning-your-films-and-videos-stagetext/

Vocaleyes

Vocaleyes: Guidelines for making your conference presentation more accessible to blind and partially sighted people

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https://vocaleyes.co.uk/services/resources/guidelines-for-making-your-conference-presentation-more-accessible-to-blind-and-partially-sighted-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 […]

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets information for museums and heritage organisations

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Out of 1069 Changing Places toilets in Britain. At time of writing, there are 16 available in Museums. We have worked with families and the Changing Places Consortium to set up this section of the DCN website so museums and organisations can work collaboratively to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in their towns […]

achieveability

Report Launch: Neurodiverse voices: Opening Doors to Employment – WACReport

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This is a groundbreaking report by the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission.  We are proud to be associated and quoted with this important report for all sectors but particularly for us the Heritage, Arts and Cultural Sector.  It is also very timely with the recent release of which is timely to the ‘Making A Shift Report: Disabled people […]

Disability Co-operative Network

Useful Organisations

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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 […]

Assistance Dogs: Guidance

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Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance for businesses and tourism: EHRC have also published guidance to Assistance Dogs for tourism businesses here: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/take-lead-guide-welcoming-customers-assistance-dogs EHRC have published guidance to Assistance Dogs and all businesses here: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses  

Disability Co-operative Network

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: […]

Oral History Training/Volunteering opportunity: History of Place Project

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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 […]

StageTEXT

Captioning your films and videos: Stagetext

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Captions are a great resources that can benefit everyone. Remember not to use autogenerated captions, but create your own which are easy to do. How to subtitle your own content is just here http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital/training-in-how-to-subtitle-your-own-content Stagetext also offer training for staff in how to subtitle content, further information is via this link: http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital

Disability Co-operative Network

Busting Accessibility Myths by Barclays

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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. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1yGFn7OIDY[/embedyt]

NEWS Update: Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) on recruitment and neurodivergence

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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 […]

Disability Co-operative Network

Participants Required: Impact of technology on the experience of blind and partially sighted visitors in museums

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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 […]

Disability Co-operative Network

Great film on Inclusive Practice by Design Council

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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.

Vocaleyes

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 […]

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Virtual working | let’s rethink office working

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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 […]