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 […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Unlocking the South West’s heritage for everyone: Volunteers needed

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  Photo Credit: Neil Warren The South West is full of wonderful heritage places to explore, from caves to historic houses and sweeping landscapes. According to the Papworth Trust, disabled adults in the North and South West report the highest number of life areas (education and leisure) where participation is restricted.  Despite the efforts of […]

Rocket Artists

New banner by Martyn Lake of Rocket Artists

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Martyn Lake is a long-term member of the Rocket Artists whose practice includes collage and drawing. He works from the Rocket Artists supported studio alongside other artists with and without learning disabilities. Martyn has exhibited artwork at ‘Side by Side’, Southbank Centre, London, through ‘Creative Minds Conference’, Brighton Dome and at Brighton Museum. Untitled 2 […]

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Guide: Supporting people living with autism spectrum disorder and mental health problems

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This useful booklet is guidance on how to support people living with ASD who may need further support with mental health.

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Consultation Opportunity (Questionnaire) Dyslexia and the Impact of Managerial Practices Research

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Hello, I’m trying to determine whether or not there is a relationship between managerial practices, and the impact on people with dyslexia regarding employment stability. The study involves the completion of a short questionnaire which is available online and will take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Please click on the web link below to take […]

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NEWS: Reimagining the neurodiverse performance space – participants required

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Culture Coventry are looking for participants in the following project: Summary Neuroaesthetics explores the synergy between the needs and interests of neurodiverse audiences, with the fascinations and performance modes utilised by live artists. Working in collaboration with young people who are largely non-verbal, with severe needs, the artists will be challenged to find meaningful points […]

"Rivertime Pat" Boat Naming

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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Neurodiversity: Dyslexia – Resources for families and adults

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Neurodiversity: Dyslexia Dyslexia is part of the neurodiversity spectrum which includes dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD, ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and tourettes. (Source: DANDA) Up to 10% of the population are known to have dyslexic traits, however as knowledge and awareness increases more people, particularly adults are discovering that they are dyslexic.  This is something that […]

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Neurodiversity: Autism – resources for families and adults

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We have a number of twitter feeds about what neurodiversity is and how it is a positive asset to the workplace. There are a number of excellent organisations and associations, particularly local groups who have a great deal of experience. These organisations are happy to be contacted to raise awareness, inclusive practice and support. Neurodiversity […]