Accessibility

 

It's no big secret that a significant percentage of ‘outsider artists’ (artists who are self-taught and who have no formal arts training or education) are disabled, disenfranchised from the artistic culture and opportunities of a society largely designed to exclude them . As a specialist arts institution, we are in the unique position to challenge this.

 

For Disability History Month 2018 we turned our focus into creating a series of events and information aimed to increase awareness of disabilities and the ways in which we can all make small changes in our work to make accessibility a norm.

 

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ACCESSIBLE EVENTS

Covering everything from booking the right venue, all the way through to ensuring all of your staff are properly briefed on the day of the event, our handy guide covers most of the accessibility issues you'll face when holding an event or exhibition. 

 

Click here for our Accessible Events guide

ACCESSIBLE DESIGN

Accessibility and inclusivity should be involved in as many stages of the designing process as possible, not just as an afterthought. Our online toolkit will help you to produce work that is not only more inclusive but is innovative too. Bonus!

 

Click here for our Accessible Design toolkit

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ACCESSIBILITY Q&A

During our disAbility Celebration Month we asked students to anonymously submit any questions they had for disabled folk, which were then discussed during our Demystifying Disabilities Workshop. Find out the answers to some of the key questions here. 

 

Click here to view the full Q&A