History of Place: Exhibition and Collaborative Toolkits

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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/

E-Journal ‘Neurodiverse Voices: Good Practice in the Workplace’

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  AchieveAbility now has launched their first E-Journal ‘Good Practice in the Workplace.’ Contributors include:  ACAS ProspectsUK Katherine Kindersley Becki Morris at DCN St Mungos Diversity and Ability (DnA) Topics include: Reasonable Adjustments, Strategy in the Creative Industries, Supporting Neurodiverse People at risk of Homelessness, Access to Employment and Inclusivity and Employment. Link to the […]

Creative Differences: Universal Music UK

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Becki Morris from DCN and EMBED was involved in the creation of Universal Music’s handbook ‘Creative Differences: A handbook for embracing neurodiversity in the Creative Industries. The handbook is an important addition to the Heritage and Cultural Sectors understanding to develop better user experiences and a representational workforce. For further information including the handbook itself […]

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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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New Law on Website Accessibility (inc. NHLF projects)

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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 […]

The Inclusive Workplace

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How can we help? DCN with our partnership with EMBED can support you in creating inclusive workplaces for your organisations to grow and support your greatest asset – people. Our services page via: https://embed.org.uk/supporting-heritage This is an ongoing activity in which we welcome conversation, collaboration and positive action.  Why Inclusive Practice matters?   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g88Ju6nkcg[/embedyt] Current […]

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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 making your conference presentation more accessible to blind and partially sighted people

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https://vocaleyes.co.uk/services/resources/guidelines-for-making-your-conference-presentation-more-accessible-to-blind-and-partially-sighted-people/

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) report on recruitment and retention of neurodivergent talent

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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

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Inclusive Practice (Design Council)

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This is a great film on the importance of inclusive practice in design. Go to our links pages and talk to us about inclusive practice in your museum or heritage organisation.

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Virtual working | let’s rethink office working

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It’s a cool wet day, I am sat at my dining room table with the BBC London playing on the ipad, and flipping between chatting to family via text and Facebook on my phone, and typing this blog on a little laptop. A cup of decaff tea is constantly refreshed. The phone lays next to […]

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New banner by Martyn Lake of Rocket Artists

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Martyn Lake is a long-term member of the Rocket Artists whose practice includes collage and drawing. He works from the Rocket Artists supported studio alongside other artists with and without learning disabilities. Martyn has exhibited artwork at ‘Side by Side’, Southbank Centre, London, through ‘Creative Minds Conference’, Brighton Dome and at Brighton Museum. Untitled 2 […]

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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 […]

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Talking Inclusion – Usher Syndrome ~ Molly Watts

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Open to Inclusion? Check out our friend Molly Watts who is a consultant and advocate for Usher Syndrome. She believes that the world has to be accessible to all.  Follow her website and blog via http://www.mollywatt.com/ Find out what Usher Syndrome is via her video blog here: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbeNmZ1SEm8[/embedyt] And how assistive technology is an […]

AXSChat speaks to Becki Morris about the Disability Co-operative Network

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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 […]

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Feel the Force Day III, 10 October 2015

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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.