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 […]

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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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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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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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AROUND THE TOILET: A research project report about what makes a safe and accessible toilet space (2018)

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This new report was published in May 2018 and written as part of the AHRC funded Connected Communities project: ‘Around the Toilet’. Around the Toilet has key findings taken in collaboration with groups of people between April 2015 to February 2018 in what makes an accessible toilet space. The original consultation group consisted of people […]

I Need Straws: The importance of the availability of plastic straws on request

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There has been a great deal of discussion about banning single use plastic straws to reduce waste and toxins in our seas and oceans leading to environmental pollution.  A number of heritage organisations are now replacing plastic straws with paper straws in their cafes due to this reason. By removing plastic straws we are excluding […]

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How to be more accessible on social media: Twitter, Snapchat, Vimeo

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These are a selection of tips for various social media platforms: Worth noting captions on Vimeo here and accessibility on snapchat.  If you know of anymore, do let us know via info@musedcn.org.uk Guidance on various platforms https://siteimprove.com/en/blog/how-to-be-more-accessible-on-social-media/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibility https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/picture-descriptions YouTube Captioning  Auto-generating captions on Youtube are not accurate and therefore won’t be accessible to a number […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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 […]