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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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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 […]

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Inclusive Social Media Content

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The importance of inclusive social media messaging: Inclusive social media messaging is vital for any organisation in its comms to its employees, visitors, and customers.  During the lockdown, museums have an opportunity to reach out to people and potential visitors by being inclusive in content and message. The importance of social media and inclusive content […]

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Vocaleyes: Guidelines for Digital Accessibility

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Guidelines for Digital Accessibility (including Audio Description on film): 
http://vocaleyes.co.uk/services/museums-galleries-and-heritage/resources/guidelines-for-digital-accessibility-film/

See also Stagetext guidelines for adding captions to increase further access: https://www.musedcn.org.uk/2017/11/19/captioning-your-films-and-videos-stagetext/

Why Are Changing Places Toilets important? The Art of exLOOsion by Alison Beevers – Retford Changing Places Campaign (facebook)

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You visit an Art Gallery. You may visit the gallery café or the gallery shop. You may also visit the loos, after all you’ll be there for a while. In this time you may have spent a bob or two. The problem for us is we are not able to ‘spend a penny’. My son […]

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Changing Places toilets information for museums and heritage organisations

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Out of 1069 Changing Places toilets in Britain. At time of writing, there are 16 available in Museums. We have worked with families and the Changing Places Consortium to set up this section of the DCN website so museums and organisations can work collaboratively to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in their towns […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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  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 […]

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Project LAB: tackling illiteracy and other global issues at Royal Institution of Science

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June 2017 1 in 5 adults in the United Kingdom are illiterate with 738 million globally. This is hard to digest in the 21st Century and seems more relevant in Victorian society, not the digital age.  In terms of cost to the world it is $1.19 trillion.  The unreasonable group have a selection of entrepreneurs […]

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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 […]