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Unlimited: Accessible Marketing Guide (May 2024)

A comprehensive guide to making your marketing activity and communications accessible to the widest number of people. This version was updated in 2024 by Unlimited, an arts commissioning body that supports, funds and promotes new work by disabled artists for UK and international audiences.

Published: 2024 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Impact report: Hynt – access scheme for theatres and arts centres across Wales

Hynt exists to make the arts in Wales more accessible to D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people.  This Impact Report examines the effectiveness of the scheme through research with stakeholders.

Published: 2023 | Resource type: Research

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10 things about PDF content and why you should avoid it

PDF content is inaccessible, creates a poor user experience, and yet somehow, it persists. Whether you’re trying to understand if PDFs are really that bad, or you’re trying to make the case for getting rid of them in your organisation, content strategist Lauren Pope, Founder and Director at La Pope, tells you what you need ... Read more

Published: 2023 | Resource type: Article

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Out and about with Lewis Roden: signage

Lewis Roden, the Arts Marketing Association‘s (AMA) Member Community Manager, set himself the task of seeing 100 live shows in a year. In the second of a series following his progress, Lewis gives us his observations on what makes signage successful.

Published: 2023 | Resource type: Article

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Accessibility: How to make your brand more accessible

Ell Powell, Senior Content Writer at the digital agency Splitpixel shares tips on how to make your websites, digital content and social media more accessible.

Published: 2023 | Resource type: Article

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Colour contrast accessibility

Good colour contrast makes sure everyone can access your content. Find out how to check for low contrast and what you need to do to be legally compliant. By James Barber for Scope.

Published: 2023 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Case study: GALWAD and radical inclusion

GALWAD was a story told in real-time over seven days online, on TV and live from Wales. Committed to radical inclusion from the start, GALWAD set out to change the story by changing the storytellers – with inclusive casting, multiple languages, accessible formats and a collaborative creative process involving over 400 creatives and communities across ... Read more

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Case studies

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Report: Heritage Access 2022

A VocalEyes, in partnership with Stagetext, Autism in Museums and the Centre for Accessible Environments report highlighting the importance of online access information for the UK museum and heritage sector. It also tracks the changes in the state of access over the past four years from 2018 to 2022.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Video: Welcoming the widest possible audience

Sina Bahram challenges us to use principles from universal and inclusive design to help us open up our buildings, content, programming, and experiences. Keynote address delivered at Tessitura Learning & Community Conference.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Make your print-style content digitally accessible

If you’re publishing your brochures and other print online it’s key to make sure your digital content is accessible.  Kathryn Mason at Substrakt looks at options that make sure your content works for users with access needs.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Accessibility: a website for everyone

Irrespective of how a website is accessed or navigated, what device is used, internet connection, software, language, location, or ability, a website should work for everyone.  Substrakt, digital agency specialising in the cultural sector, talks us through how making a website more accessible naturally results in it being more usable for everyone.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Creating arts education opportunities and working with the artists of the future

Gemma Wright, Head of Learning at Camden Arts Centre (CAC) talks about the learning programmes she creates to engage learners of all backgrounds. We also learn how CAC nurtures the next generation of artists through residencies and learning programmes. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Making your conference presentations more accessible for blind or partially sighted people

A useful guide by VocalEyes on making your presentations more accessible to blind or partially-sighted people. Many of the tips will help make your presentations more inclusive generally, including for people who are not fluent in the language you speak, and people with different learning styles.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Descriptive directions and information for blind or partially sighted visitors to arts venues

While many people will visit an arts venue with a friend or family, it is important to give people access to the information they need so that they can travel to and navigate around the venue independently. This guide by audio-description specialists VocalEyes outlines the key steps to create effective descriptive directions.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Everything has changed, but what role does digital streaming have in the future?

What role does digital streaming have in the future asks Sharon Chou, South Bank Centre as part of her Fellowship at the Audience Diversity Academy

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Accessible websites and delivery — getting started

Your website is the shop window to your organisation and its accessibility and usability is critical to the offering of inclusive content. Accessible websites are a critical tool in attracting and retaining visitors and audiences. They are an essential part of building an inclusive reputation and a valuable addition in supporting the profile of your ... 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

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Webinar: Improve Your Website – Top Ten Tips

HdK Associates explore how to improve your website with a range of tips and tools. With: Hans de Kretser, Director; Raffaele Malanga, Creative Director; Nick Hart, Project Manager and Sebastian Cater, Head of UK Theatre & Workforce Development.

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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

Making your website accessible to all: Artswork

Artswork, a national youth arts development agency and Atelier the Southampton-based website and digital marketing agency take us through an accessibility audit and subsequent actions.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools