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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

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Sharing learning: Birds of Paradise Theatre Company – personalised access statements

In this series of learning case studies, cultural practitioners share their reflections and learning honestly, so others can learn from and build on their experience. Here Mairi Taylor, Executive Producer of Birds of Paradise Theatre company, reflects on how they as a company learnt from their mistake of making assumptions about people’s access needs and ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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

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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Schools and Museums Toolkit

This is a practical guide on how to create accessible and inclusive museum experiences for special schools and SEND ( special educational needs and disability) families. This toolkit is product of a South East Museum Development Programme project linking museums with special schools in Kent. It highlights simple, low-cost improvements you can put in place, ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Improving the accessibility of your website

This handy guide from Supercool shows that you don’t need big budgets and huge resources to make significant improvements to the accessibility of your website. It’s full of links to free resources, handy tips and quick wins to make your website more inclusive. It includes sections on: creating an access culture getting started language images ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Cards for inclusion – a new way to play access

Cards for Inclusion is a card game created by Unlimited to help those in the arts sector explore how barriers can be removed and how we all can make whatever we offer more accessible to disabled people.


Published: 2019 | 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

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Among Ideal Friends – creating accessible family theatre experiences with libraries

Among Ideal Friends Executive Summary by The Spark Arts for Children on their work creating accessible family theatre experience with libraries across the East Midlands.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Research

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

Kids in Museums: Guide to Welcoming Families with a Wheelchair User

Kids in Museums believes museums are for everyone. But families with a wheelchair user find that some museums are much better than others at making them feel welcome and included in everything there is to see and do. Her is their Keep and Share Guide to making your venue more accessible.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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