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Digital Access and Inclusion — Getting started

This webinar recording is one of four Digital Heritage Lab webinars that took place in April and May 2020 to provide free support to small and medium sized heritage organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this webinar Becki Morris and Sarah Simcoe look at understanding and removing the barriers to digital inclusion; roles and responsibilities; ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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The Accessible Marketing Guide

A comprehensive guide to making your marketing activity and communications accessible to the widest number of people. This version was updated in 2020 by Grace McDonagh, Marketing Officer, Artsadmin in partnership with AMAculturehive, with support from the Unlimited, Artsadmin and Shape Arts teams. The guide is available in PDF, print, large print, audio and Easy ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Accessing Access

Paul O’Donnell is a solo theatre maker and over the past year, has been using Talking Birds‘ accessibility tool The Difference Engine to deliver captioning and audio description on every performance of the UK tour of his show We’ve Got Each Other. With funding from Arts Council England, he has created a resource pack for ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Ensuring your venues and events are open to all

An access guide for venues and events created by Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival with the Scottish Mental Heath Arts and Film Festival and Unlimited Impact.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How I Cope

How I Cope – Cara Lee

How I Cope is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.        Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. By ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

How I Cope

How I Cope – Jonathan Stone

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.        Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

State of Museum Access 2018: does your museum website welcome and inform disabled visitors?

A report by VocalEyes, in collaboration with Stagetext and Autism in Museums on the State of Museum Access 2018. A major barrier to disabled people visiting museums is the lack of advance information. Museum websites are key tools for providing visitor access information, and the absence of this contributes to the ‘disability engagement gap’; where people with a disability are ... Read more


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Research

State of Theatre Access Report

VocalEyes have published the State of Museum Access 2017 report presenting the results of the latest audit of access information UK museum websites.


Published: 2017 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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A guide to marketing for Audio Description

Communicate information about audio described performances effectively to a broad range of people with tips from this handy guide.


Published: 2017 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Making Digital Work: Accessibility

This report shares learning from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. It explores the opportunities digital presents for making the arts more accessible.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Guide/tools

A guide to theatre access: marketing for captioning

Communicate information about assisted performances effectively to as broad a range of people as possible with tips from this handy guide.


Published: 2017 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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State of Museum Access 2016

A report presenting the findings of a survey into the provision of access information on the websites of all accredited UK Museums.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Research

Museum Access Information Guidelines 2016

Develop the access information on your website with support from these guidelines by VocalEyes.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Guide/tools

An accessible marketing guide

An Accessible Marketing Guide

Explore 20 simple ways to make your marketing more accessible.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Experiencing the arts through touch

In partnership with Vision Australia and Sculpture by the Sea, The Art Gallery of Western Australia held tactile tours at the 2009 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach for people with visual impairments. This case study outlines the key planning stages, implementation and key learnings of the award winning touch tour and is ... Read more


Published: 2012 | Resource type: Case studies

Taking accessibility online

This Australian case study outlines a two stage approach taken to ensuring young people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access and participate in arts and cultural services in Western Australia. The project was led by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the Swan Friendship Club of Western Australia and Junkadelic. ... Read more


Published: 2012 | Resource type: Case studies

A guide for use and understanding of appropriate language

Graeae is the UK’s foremost disabled-led theatre company. Its audiences include Deaf, disabled and non-disabled people. This guide provides some basic guidelines for use of language and being confident with using language around disability. Appropriate use of language helps demonstrate that an organisation is committed to providing a welcoming environment and is the first step to ensuring ... Read more


Published: 2013 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How can we best extend public library opening times?

We do not yet live in a society which can fund opening for libraries 24/7. This detailed report examines opening hours with special reference to Sundays. The research sets this in a context of current social, economic and political developments and highlights a set of critical success factors and helpful practice.


Published: 2008 | Resource type: Research

How the performing arts can improve the lives of adults accessing social care

In 2012 St Helens Council’s Arts Service were awarded funding from Arts Council England to develop a cultural connections programme. Other Ways of Telling explored how the arts can improve the lives of people who are accessing or who are at risk of needing to access Adult Social Care and Health Services. The programme was ... Read more


Published: 2013 | Resource type: Research

Understanding disabled people as audiences

A report looking at how cultural organisations can better understand disabled people as audiences, the barriers they may face and how they access the sector. This research-based report includes data on audience behaviour, as well as an analysis of the barriers that must be overcome, such as access, and how those involved in audience development ... Read more


Published: 2013 | Resource type: Research