Over the last 12 months, I have been conducting some pilot research to identify issues and experiences of adults with dyslexia or related specific learning difficulties (SpLD). The aim was to use the pilot to discover which characteristics were helpful to adults with dyslexia and other SpLD. I anticipated that topics which were very relevant […]
Barclays Access have recently produced a video called ‘Let’s Talk Accessibility’. It shows how accessible service delivery and workplace does not necessarily mean for disabled people only. Instead it shows how more inclusive practice can support more people and better service delivery for the organisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIGTC1iJmnk
We have brought together a number of resources relating to inclusive practice. Take a look at our new links, if you know of any or would like to contribute to our website please contact us. Links page HERE or from main site’s menu.
Briefing Chaired by Barry Sheerman MP with Lord Addington as adviser, this Commission will investigate work related recruitment and build on existing research such as the recent ACAS report ‘Neurodiversity at Work’. The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. As dyslexic people, and those who are […]
Disability Co-operative Network welcomes this important report on the State of Access in Museums in the United Kingdom by Vocaleyes We recognise with Vocaleyes there is some exciting and innovative work in museums, but there are still clear gaps to participation for disabled people, particularly people who are partially sighted or blind. Some key figures […]
Our group members have been working very hard on their Christmas Magic Show and have now set a date. The show will be held on Tuesday, 6th December at 1.15pm here at the Cresset, Bretton Centre. They will entertain the crown with a number of magic tricks plus a performance from our Monday morning singing […]
The Incorrigibles: Perspectives on Disability Visual Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries http://dasharts.org/projects/the-incorrigibles-perspectives-on-disability-visual-arts-in-the-20th-and-21st-centuries.html The drive to produce this book grew out of issues raised within two of DASH’s recent projects: 1: Awkward Bastards took place in March 2015, the first in a series of conferences bringing together an array of speakers – including historians, […]
http://dasharts.org/projects/awkward-bastards-2.html DASH’s first Awkward Bastards symposium in March 2015 was one of the first to engage with the spectrum of diversity from disability, ethnicity, and sexuality, to gender and class. Thanks to generous funding from ACE Awkward Bastards returns in 2017 to consider the ways in which diverse artists and practices have been, are, or […]
Here is the latest Network News from the Dyslexic Adult Network : DAN Network News – Autumn 2016 The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) has been founded to increase awareness of the impact of dyslexia and related conditions on adults. The network are made up of representatives of the major dyslexia charities and of specialists, including […]
The BDA Dyscalculia and Maths LD committee plans to produce a leaflet and/or something for the web on the problems people might experience around their dyscalculia in their workplace or in applying for jobs. It would be very helpful if we could collect some experiences, stories (brief, if possible) and anecdotes. Please forward anything along […]
Our New Look Welcome to our new logo designed by Lizzie Morgan http://lizfolio.wordpress.com/ and our new banner is by Redstart Arts. Redstart formed in 2011. Redstart Arts aims to develop and deliver visual arts for adults with learning disabilities. They act as a platform for artists with learning disabilities, enabling them to work collaboratively with creative […]
Shropshire based disability arts organisation DASH, have launched a new initiative this Autumn. Cultivate, is a bold and unique mentoring programme for disabled artists in the West Midlands. Disabled visual artists are now encouraged to discover more information!
The Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC will host its first British Sign Language theatre tour to coincide with the Swan Theatre’s first British Sign Language interpreted show of Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta on September 8.
We have had a great response from our launch on 15th September at the Royal College of Physicians and we are now officially here.
The Disability Co-operative Network is for museums, art galleries and other cultural venues to seek and share knowledge to break down social barriers. But the network is not exclusively for the Heritage and Culture Sector. We want people outside the sector to also join this network to share knowledge on creating strategies in the workplace, […]