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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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Example: Disability Action Plan

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) shares their ACMI 2019-2022 Disability Action Plan.  It was created in the spirit of their organisational values which capture their commitment to inclusion and diversity. It calls upon ACMI to confront unconscious biases and exclusionary practices through embracing ambitious goals and exploring new ways of working in ... 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

UK Disability Arts Alliance 2021 Survey Report

UK Disability Arts Alliance 2021 Survey Report

The UK Disability Arts Alliance 2021 Survey Report is the first to focus specifically on the impact of the pandemic on disabled people and organisations in arts & culture. The survey reveals an alarmingly fragile cultural environment for disabled people, full of intersectional inequalities. The Survey Report has been compiled by Alistair Gentry and edited by Andrew ... Read more

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

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#WeShallNotBeRemoved: 7 principles to ensure an inclusive recovery

We Shall Not Be Removed has worked in partnership with Ramps on the Moon, Attitude is Everything, Paraorchestra, and What Next? to create a new guide for the arts and entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion. Their Seven Inclusive Principles for Arts & Cultural Organisations working safely through COVID-19 is designed to complement the suite of guidance documents already issued by UK ... Read more

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Culture Restart: disabled and vulnerable audiences

A report by the Australian arts consultant Morwenna Collett in collaboration with the Insights Alliance – Indigo Ltd, Baker Richards and One Further – reveals that disabled audiences may be among the last to start booking for and returning to in-person cultural experiences.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

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Welcoming families with special educational needs and disabilities

Kids in Museums‘ top tips on how your organisation can become more accessible and welcoming to special needs families, created in partnership with Sam Bowen, Special Needs Mum and Museum Development Officer.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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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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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

Video: The under-representation of disabled people across the arts and cultural sector.

A recording of Arts Council England’s first #CreativeCase live stream – a panel discussion about Arts Council England’s diversity report on the under-representation of disabled people across the arts and culture sector. BSL and subtitled versions.  

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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Putting inclusivity front and centre

Holly Gladwell, General Manager, Rifco Theatre Company charts the journey of Dishoom! by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, a play that tells the story of a boy with a disability, from concept to stage.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Case studies

Behind the Scenes: Zara, Mind the Gap. Blog 3 – Paul Wilshaw

In the final of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Mind the Gap‘s latest production Zara, their Intern Assistant Producer Paul Wilshaw takes us though his experiences as a learning disabled practitioner.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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