Interactive Fox

A journey through local wildlife like you’ve never seen before in unique interactive exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

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Have you ever stroked a fox, heard a polecat chatter, smelt otter dung or seen a stoat in ermine? Now you can experience the natural world like never before in an exciting new interactive exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Delve into the Herbert’s collections and uncover the brilliance of the natural world […]

Disabled People and Terminology ~ Michèle Taylor

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Terminology is important, because words reflect our attitudes and beliefs. However, some of the terms we tend to use may not reflect how some disabled people see themselves. Using the right words matters. This is not about ‘political correctness’ but using wording and language which disabled people and disabled people’s organisations working to promote the […]

The Autistix at the BBC

BBC Cape Project for neurodiverse talent in the workplace

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DCN was both thrilled and honoured to be invited to hear more about CAPE (Creating A Positive Environment) Project entitled ‘Joining the Dots’ to attract and retain neurodiverse talent in the workplace at the BBC. Neurodiversity is a spectrum of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) and tourettes[1] . As these […]

British Sign Language in the Art World - Credit: Heritage Lottery Fund

British Sign Language in the Art World ~ Edward J Richards, Cutting Edge Design Limited

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Hello! I’m Edward Richards, a Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) user I set up my own graphic design company, specialising in inclusive and accessible communication. I have used interpreters for about the last 12 years and kept noticing that no matter the agency I used, the level of choice and quality of the service wasn’t […]

Tom's Ship of stories

Tom’s Ship of Stories ~ Alison Hale, Peoplescape Theatre

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        A multi-sensory storytelling project for special schools created by Peoplescape Theatre. In partnership with National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Horniman Museums and Gardens. Funded by the Arts Council Peoplescape are a theatre education company working in London and Manchester. We work with all ages in schools, museums and community settings. […]

The Secret Museum: Film Production with Autistic Young People ~ Suzanne Cohen

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Filmmaker and educator Suzanne Cohen talks about her experiences of delivering media projects at the British Museum for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (13 – 19 years).

Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability Was Kept in A Box ~ Mat Fraser and Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, University of Leicester

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Critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser was commissioned by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at the University of Leicester to create a new artistic work, shaped out of a collaborative engagement with museum collections, research and expertise in medical history, museums and disability

Definition of Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.
Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.
Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.

Participatory Exhibition Design: The Case of the Indianapolis Museum of Art ~ Silvia Filippini-Fantoni

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In response to the ongoing technological revolution, as well as the increasing competition from other leisure time activities, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) has recently undertaken a significant shift toward becoming a more visitor-centric institution. Key to this approach is the implementation of a more collaborative and participatory exhibition development process.

My House of Memories app – partnership case study

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The root of the House of Memories training is to acknowledge and understand that an individual’s personal history and memory is of great value and significance. Museums are great at looking after memories and House of Memories is an imaginative education resource, increasing dementia awareness in communities and access to new skills and resources.

Royal Air Force Museum

SEN Work Placements at the RAF Museum: Ambitious About Autism ~ Alison Shean

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The Royal Air Force Museum has recently embarked on an exciting new partnership with Ambitious About Autism. In June 2014 we were the first museum to receive the Autistic Society’s Autism Access Award, and were keen to build on our efforts to become more accessible.

DASH Arts

Disability Arts in the Mainstream

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DASH are instigators and initiators of the commissioning of new work by Disabled visual artists within mainstream galleries since 2009, enabling Disabled artists to create new work and collaborate with new institutions.

Sensory Objects

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To create a series of multisensory interactive art works that respond to museum collections, to generate alternative ideas for museum interpretation, developed through art and electronics-based workshops by people with learning disabilities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team.