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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "accessibility"

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, with case studies from Kent museums and signposts to best practice elsewhere in the UK.

Published:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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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 and videos colour quick wins celebrating success

By SupercoolPublished:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By UnlimitedPublished:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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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 Type: guide-toolkit


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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 encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.       Cara Lee is a theatre writer.    How I Cope My name is Cara Lee, I’m a theatre writer as well as being a …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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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. By encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.       Jonathan Stone is an artist / performer / musician    How I Cope A few years ago, I began to fall over. I …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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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.

By Clair DonnellyPublished:2018 Type: research


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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 less likely to be regular or frequent visitors of museums than those who are not disabled. Image: Sensory backpacks for autistic children and young people. © National Museums Scotland 

By VocalEyesPublished:2018 Type: research


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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.

By Kids in MuseumsPublished:2018 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By VocalEyesPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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The MAC, Belfast, reduces the fear of the unfamiliar for children with autism spectrum disorder

Melissa McMinn shares how developing MACtile tours has helped the MAC welcome children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

By Melissa McMinn, The MAC, BelfastPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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The MAC, Belfast, increases school visits with Passport to the MAC

Melissa McMinn shares how the MAC developed a primary schools reward scheme to make trips to the Christmas show more accessible.

By Melissa McMinn, The MAC, BelfastPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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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.

By VocalEyesPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By Digital R&D Fund for the ArtsPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By StagetextPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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Museum Access Information Guidelines 2016

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

By VocalEyesPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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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.

By VocalEyesPublished:2017 Type: research


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An Accessible Marketing Guide

Explore 20 simple ways to make your marketing more accessible.

By Jennifer Tomkins, Jo VerrentPublished:2016 Type: guide-toolkit


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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. The case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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 from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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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 good customer service for disabled patrons.

Published:2014 Type: guide-toolkit


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Accessibility cannot be measured in absolutes

Making your print accessible is an ongoing challenge. At Shape they constantly monitor, ask and try to improve. As marketers, we know that accessibility is not optional. We know that making our print accessible can mean reaching out to a wider audience; letting disabled and deaf people know that this is an organisation for them.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Challenging our ideas on why people attend and participate

In this article the findings of audience research using statistical modelling may challenge some of our preconceptions about audience behaviour and the key indicators or drivers for attendance and participation. Orian Brook looks at a culture accessibility index, identifies the importance of higher education and commuting and the impact they have on different artforms.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Encouraging older people to engage with culture

This report details the results from a project to increase engagement with the arts and culture among older people in Manchester. The scheme targeted 'gatekeepers' and turned them into ambassadors for culture at 15 venues around the city, including arts centres, theatres, museums and galleries. The resource introduces the Valuing Older People: Culture Champions scheme, and the context within which it was developed, and reviews the role of the Culture Champions and their networks. It also reviews the events organised as part of the scheme and the impact they had on the success of the scheme itself. It examines how suitable provision for older …

Published:2013 Type: research


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What is best practice in accessible marketing?

This short document summarises the main best practice principles arts marketers and audience development officers should use when preparing their marketing materials for a diverse audience. It particularly relates to physical and learning disabilities or difficulties.

By Mickey FellowesPublished:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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The everyday practice of leadership

Tim Wheeler shares Mind the Gap theatre company's aim to make it possible for learning-disabled and non-disabled artists to work together as equals – not as therapist and client or facilitator and participant, but as artists working together. He looks at the processes in place to achieve this aim, how he works as a leader and what he has learned about leadership.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How live music events can be made more open to deaf and disabled customers Part 3: Appendices

State of Access Report is a systematic research into access and inclusion within the music industry. It examines views and approaches to access across the industry and sets out recommendations to ensure that all venues follow best practice. In particular, it includes suggestions for an ‘Event Standard’ to which all venues should subscribe. The study was user-led, with research conducted by Deaf and disabled music-lovers who are directly affected by these issues.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How live music events can be made more open to deaf and disabled customers Part 1 Exec Summary

This State of Access Report is a systematic research into access and inclusion within the music industry. It examines views and approaches to access across the industry and sets out recommendations to ensure that all venues follow best practice. In particular, it includes suggestions for an ‘Event Standard’ to which all venues should subscribe. The study was user-led, with research conducted by Deaf and disabled music-lovers who are directly affected by these issues. This is the Executive Summary of the full report.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How live music events can be made more open to deaf and disabled customers Part 2

This State of Access Report is a systematic research into access and inclusion within the music industry. It examines views and approaches to access across the industry and sets out recommendations to ensure that all venues follow best practice. In particular, it includes suggestions for an ‘Event Standard’ to which all venues should subscribe. The study was user-led, with research conducted by Deaf and disabled music-lovers who are directly affected by these issues.

Published:2013 Type: research


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London's outdoor arts in the public realm

This booklet presents the experience of 10 large arts and cultural institutions in London commissioned by ACE to undertake work in the public realm in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. They included The Barbican, The British Library, The British Museum, Exhibition Road Cultural Group, Royal Court Theatre, Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre, Tate and Royal National Theatre. These case studies identify opportunities and challenges of animating outdoor locations and engaging with audiences in unexpected ways, as well as clues as to how building-based arts companies can promote audience and organisational development.  

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Find information and guidelines for access in buildings following the Disability Discrimination Act

‘Action for Access’ are guidelines for how to approach ensuring arts buildings are accessible for all users and audiences. The follow the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. And pull together the leading example of several arts venues across the country. They are useful for building managers and arts marketers or audience development professions wishing to ensure their venue is accessible for all audiences.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Family friendly film festival evaluation

This family friendly film festival aimed to introduce new families to cultural venues which they may not have normally visited by creating an exciting, affordable holiday experience. Running from the 30th July - 5th August 2010, comprising 52 events at 20 venues in Greater Manchester. The festival showcased films and activities across twenty different arts venues around the city and beyond.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Creative youth consultation and participation toolkit

This practical toolkit represents a snapshot of the research and profile raising work undertaken by the English National Youth Arts Network. It demonstrates how the arts can be used as a tool to consult with young people; showcasing practical examples and case studies from the cultural sector. It also signposts other useful resources for youth consultation.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Approaches to inclusive development work: evaluation of a disability co-ordinator

This research report provides an evaluation of the work undertaken by a Creative People Disability Co-ordinator employed by Arts Council England. It evaluates the process of developing a series of six projects over the first year of a two year project. The work aimed to increase the ability of Creative People's networks to respond, and include disability organisations and disabled arts professionals. It identifies successful learning points and approaches to inclusive development work.

Published:2013 Type: research


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A report on young people’s involvement in the arts

This report details the outcomes of Mencap’s three consultations that took place between 2007 and 2009 aimed at discovering how people with a learning disability are engaged with the arts in England. They included young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the consultation and sought to cover as broad a geography and range of abilities as possible. Mencap wanted to know what type of arts activities they do, what type of arts activities they would like to do and what problems they have when doing arts activities.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Using pricing to optimise income and access

Transcript of a session giving an overview of pricing strategy and theory, and the pricing review process, with a case study from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).

Published:2012 Type: case-study


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10 ways to make your website more accessible

How can you make your arts website more accessible to disabled and deaf people? This guide explains ten simple, tried-and-tested ways for making your cultural organisation's site work across the board, illustrated by real-world examples.

By ShapePublished:2012 Type: guide-toolkit


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