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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

Is Your Organisation Disability Confident: Support materials

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The Disability Co-operative Network held its first informal meet up on the topic of the Disability Confident scheme at the Natural History Museum on 6 September 2018. The Disability Confident Scheme was launched in 2013 to replace the Two Ticks scheme for organisations to work towards inclusive practice to attract and retain talent for people […]

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Sensing Culture: Resources and Information supporting blind or partially sighted visitors

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Sensing Culture has been a three-year multi-partner project with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) as the lead partner, and funded by £438,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) with one mission at its heart – to remove the barriers that prevent blind and partially sighted people (BPS) from accessing their heritage. It […]

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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 […]

Eureka Museum

Feeling The Future – Access To Arts and Culture For People with Visual Impairments Trizia Wells, Inclusion Manager at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

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Feeling the Future: Access to Arts and Culture for People with Visual Impairments tells how Eureka! has developed a series of sculpture workshops with partially sighted artist sculptor Lynn Cox and the artwork installation in February. There is also included Trizia’s recent visit to Bilbao in Spain with Traveleyes, which tells about tactile tours at […]

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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 […]

StageTEXT

Captioning your films and videos: Stagetext

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Captions are a great resources that can benefit everyone. Remember not to use autogenerated captions, but create your own which are easy to do. How to subtitle your own content is just here http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital/training-in-how-to-subtitle-your-own-content Stagetext also offer training for staff in how to subtitle content, further information is via this link: http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital

Disability Co-operative Network

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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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 […]

Employers Stammering Network

Talking about Stammering

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We wrote about the Employers Stammering Network (ESN) https://www.musedcn.org.uk/2016/05/26/the-employers-stammering-network/) a year ago. We know that stammering is still too often a hidden disability at work. The result? It can be difficult for people to use their strengths and talents to the full for employers and colleagues to understand what changes can make a big difference. […]

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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 […]

Vocaleyes

NEWS: Great new video from Vocaleyes on how they support museums and their blind or partially sighted visitors

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Disability Co-operative Network

Neurodiversity: Autism – resources for families and adults

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We have a number of twitter feeds about what neurodiversity is and how it is a positive asset to the workplace. There are a number of excellent organisations and associations, particularly local groups who have a great deal of experience. These organisations are happy to be contacted to raise awareness, inclusive practice and support. Neurodiversity […]

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

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.