Oral History Training/Volunteering opportunity: History of Place Project

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… Continue Reading Oral History Training/Volunteering opportunity: History of Place Project

Labelled: The History of Neurodiversity in Pre-existing Museum and Archive Collections

What is the Museum of the Labelled? DCN is very proud to be supporting this project. Jess and DCN believe that museums can influence society. ‘Museum of the Labelled’ will help to break down barriers, stereotypes and give the participants confidence and self-awareness. Museum of the Labelled’ will gather people’s thoughts and experiences, positive and… Continue Reading Labelled: The History of Neurodiversity in Pre-existing Museum and Archive Collections

Participants Required: Impact of technology on the experience of blind and partially sighted visitors in museums

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… Continue Reading Participants Required: Impact of technology on the experience of blind and partially sighted visitors in museums

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

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

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

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

NEWS: Reimagining the neurodiverse performance space – participants required

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… Continue Reading NEWS: Reimagining the neurodiverse performance space – participants required

Lingusio : the audio guide that removes barriers ~ Antonia Eggeling

In future, museums will mainly be places of human encounters. Lingusio is more than just an audio guide. Inclusively created content and an unconventional design promote a lively interaction regardless of knowledge or skills. The guide not only recognizes the right of people with disabilities to equally take part with others in cultural activities, but… Continue Reading Lingusio : the audio guide that removes barriers ~ Antonia Eggeling

The Employers Stammering Network

What is it? The Employers Stammering Network is a membership network of employers where Network members and supporters are committed to creating a culture where people who stammer can achieve their full career potential. Launched in 2013, Employers Stammering Network members employ over 1.5 million people, with employees who stammer playing a leading role The… Continue Reading The Employers Stammering Network

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

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

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

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). Continue Reading The Secret Museum: Film Production with Autistic Young People ~ Suzanne Cohen

Feel the Force Day III, 10 October 2015

Feel the Force Day is the world’s only Film and TV Convention for people with disabilities and visual impairment. It should be noted that Feel the Force Day is for all, however it is marketed as such as a number of the larger comic con style events are understood to be not accessible to disabled audiences. Continue Reading Feel the Force Day III, 10 October 2015

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

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

Social Media 101 for Community of Persons with Disabilities ~ Debra Ruh, @debraruh

I am often asked why I adore social media. Why? It has the power to change lives and connect the community of persons with disabilities. It is critical for the billion people with disabilities globally to come together on social media. If our community came together on social media – we would be hard to ignore. Continue Reading Social Media 101 for Community of Persons with Disabilities ~ Debra Ruh, @debraruh

Danger! Men at Work ~ Ed Watts

Founded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has been transformed by a £15 million development. This is a gallery whose visitor numbers have climbed spectacularly in the past five years, whose contemporary exhibitions programmes have given new life to international collections, and whose risk-taking curatorial team has gained global attention. Continue Reading Danger! Men at Work ~ Ed Watts

Neurodiversity in Employment by Sean Gilroy and Leena Haque

So, what is Neurodiversity and why are we interested in it? Well, Neurodiversity refers to conditions which cause a person to process information differently; Autism Spectrum Condition, Asperger’s, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other neurological conditions are becoming increasingly known by the term Neurodiversity and they affect at least one in 25 people. Continue Reading Neurodiversity in Employment by Sean Gilroy and Leena Haque