Access to Work

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  Access to Work is a Central Government funded scheme to enable the purchase of equipment, interview support and coaching for disabled people and neurodivergent people. Information on Access to Work link is here: https://bit.ly/3aJnTY3 Access to Work guidance for Arts and Heritage here: https://bit.ly/2RMm5GR The Department of Work and Pensions has a number of […]

NEWS: Muscular Dystrophy UK launches landmark Changing Places survey

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This is the biggest consultation to date for those relying on the facilities It asks Changing Places users in England where facilities are most needed Muscular Dystrophy UK has today (April 8) launched a landmark survey for Changing Places toilet users, in what is the biggest consultation to date for those who need these specialist […]

NEWS: Building Back For All

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Press release Audience Access Alliance urge continued inclusion of Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people via open letter of support for colleagues across the cultural, sports, heritage and tourism sectors October 1st 2020 Marking the 10th anniversary of the Equalities Act coming into force and in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, 12 audience accessibility […]

UK Cultural Organisations join up to promote 7 Inclusive Principles for Disabled People in Arts and Culture

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  Campaigning cultural organisations We Shall Not Be Removed, Ramps on the Moon, Attitude is Everything, Paraorchestra and What Next? have joined together to create a new guide for the arts and entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion. On Tuesday 15 September, they launched Seven Inclusive Principles for Arts & Cultural Organisations working safely through […]

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We Shall Not Be Removed: Disability Arts Alliance

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PRESS RELEASE                       DISABLED ARTISTS ACROSS THE UK TO FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIA WITH ART TO RAISE AWARENESS OF INCREASED INEQUALITIES Disabled artists from across the UK are planning a day of action on social media to celebrate the depth and diversity of inclusive & disability art on Wednesday 17 June 2020. It will be led by […]

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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 […]

Our partnership for the Heritage 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/

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 […]

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 […]

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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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, […]