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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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Welcome to EMBED: A collaboration for a fresh approach to inclusive practice in the Heritage Sector

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Since 2015, DCN has developed relationships with professionals across industries and sectors.  The biggest learning from this is collaboration is key, learning from other organisations and sectors about what it takes to create sustainable change in embedding inclusion and accessibility.   DCN are now taking this to the next level – Disability Collaborative Network C.I.C is […]

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DCN Website

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Since DCNs launch in 2015, DCN has grown links to the corporate sector, organisations, Government and the Heritage Sector.   DCN has evolved as a strategy organisation.  It has outgrown its website and its not as accessible as it can be.   DCN is putting together a plan for a new website which will be: WCAG AA […]

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Museum Hour: Dyslexia

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These are responses and further information to the questions given on MuseumHour on Monday 7 October 2019. Neurodivergent people are innovative and creative thinkers. What can we do to inspire these creative minds to work in the Heritage Sector? There are articles about how creativity and innovation come from the edge of business. This is […]

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Changing Places and Accessible Toilets and My Museum – What Can I Do Tomorrow?

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These are suggestions which are either free or low in cost: Request a FREE Euan’s Guide Red Cord Card to attach to the emergency alarm cords in your facilities. You can order them here: https://www.euansguide.com/news/red-cord-card/ Where is your nearest Changing Places toilets to your organisation? Find out where it is and link it to your […]

Changing Places Toilets: A Practical Guide

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This contains useful and practical information in planning and implementing a Changing Places toilet: http://www.changing-places.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=YEDKVYyX8TE%3d&tabid=81 DCN can support you with auditing and signposting on these important facilities. DCN also has a list of funding streams available for capital projects.

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We have tips, case studies, information for inclusive practice in the service provision, working practice and workforce in museums and heritage organisations. These can be of any size, stakeholders and budget. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, email us via info@musedcn.org.uk or DM us via our twitter handle @museumDCN

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Inclusive Recruitment Tool for the Heritage Sector

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PRESS RELEASE   Monday, 01 April 2019 INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT TOOL FOR THE HERITAGE SECTOR The Disability Collaborative Network welcomed Equality and Diversity heads, Human Resources staff from Museums and Heritage Organisations to hear about an inclusive recruitment tool which supports employers and employees at all levels across the 9 Protective Characteristics.  For the Heritage Sector, this […]

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DCN Review of the Year 2018

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2018 has been another busy year for DCN in raising the profile of inclusive practice and social barriers to engaging with cultural heritage.  We work to raise the profile and creating opportunities to collaborate and sharing knowledge through strategy, signposting and low-cost practice. This has included delivering talks at events, developing working relationships across sectors, […]

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Film: Virtual Reality, Disability and Inclusive Design (Ability Net 2017)

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There is an excellent talk by AbilityNet on the accessibility of Virtual Reality, particularly barriers to consider (i.e. motion sickness) as well as opportunities. Speakers are:  Raphael Clegg-Vinell, Senior Accessibility and Usability Consultant, AbilityNet and Mark Walker, Head of Marketing and Communications at AbilityNet Here is a link: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR6wfpRzHfM[/embedyt]

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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 […]

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Jess Starns is included in the Disability Power 100 list 2018

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Jess Starns, founder of ‘Dyspraxic Me’ was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the South Bank Centre last night (Wednesday 17 October). The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. […]

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A Changing Places toilet for The Hepworth Wakefield

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The Hepworth Wakefield was initially contacted by Changing Places campaigner Alison Beevers in 2016, who visited with her family to talk to us about Changing Places, and the difference it can make for families like hers. We explored installing a Changing Places toilet, but at the time were unable to find the funds to do […]