These are toolkits from the The History of Place project by Accentuate on collaborative events, research, projects and exhibitions. Link to these toolkits via: http://historyof.place/toolkits/
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 […]
These are suggestions which are either free or low in cost: Request a FREE Euan’s Guide Red Cord Card to attach to the emergency alarm cords in your facilities. You can order them here: https://www.euansguide.com/news/red-cord-card/ Where is your nearest Changing Places toilets to your organisation? Find out where it is and link it to your […]
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 […]
Accessible Conference Guidance These guidelines and tips come from Government Digital Service: https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/13/advice-for-making-events-and-presentations-accessible/ Evacuation Plans What evacuation plans do you have in place in getting people safely out of the building? See: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/422202/9446_Means_of_Escape_v2_.pdf Assistance Dogs Guidance: https://www.musedcn.org.uk/2018/01/12/assistance-dogs-uk-information-the-law-and-what-your-organisation-can-do/ For further information on captioning and BSL go to: Stagetext: http://www.stagetext.org/ Presentations: Vocaleyes: Making your presentations more accessible to blind […]
This is a great video by our friends at Barclays Access on common accessibility myths which are common across the heritage sector and responses similar to ours. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1yGFn7OIDY[/embedyt]
Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) has produced a report which has important information for neurodivergent talented adults in the workplace for all sectors. The full report has a series of recommendations in line with the key findings in which DCN was involved in the consultation. A link to the full report is here: https://www.achieveability.org.uk/files/1586122571/e-journal-achieveability-neurodivergent-voices-april-2020pdf.pdf
Introducing ourselves The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a coalition of organisations and specialists working at a national level with adults with dyslexia. We also cover Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder and Dyscalculia – sometimes known as neurodivergent (ND). The issues that cause the most difficulty to this population relate to employment in its many […]
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
AXSChat speaks to Becki Morris about Disability Co-operative Network in Museums We were extremely proud to be invited to speak to Debra Ruh, Antonio Santos and Neil Milliken from @AXSchat about our work with the DCN, our aims for museums to be more inclusive to people working in and visiting museums and working collaboratively across […]
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.
Along the course of the 20th century, museums created an identity crisis for themselves. One that has deeply influenced the way people perceive them, still today, and, consequently, their relationship with them.