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Resource: Amara – a revolution in cost-effective subtitling and captioning

With video and podcast becoming cheaper and easier to produce, we see more and more audio visual content in our programming, exhibitions and marketing. Plus many organisations have AV content in their collections – making these accessible has always been a costly endeavour. No more! Welcome to the stage Amara. They started as a small groovy non profit […]

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Event: The Un-straight Museum

An international conference organised by the LGBT arts and social justice organisation Homotopia and National Museums Liverpool. The Un-straight Museum will explore the role of cultural institutions, curators, and archivists in representing marginalised communities and promoting diversity. Taking place in the Museum of Liverpool where the major exhibition exploring Trans* experience, ‘April Ashley: portrait of […]

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Resource: Research Disability and Income

This research looks at the  relationship between disability status and household wealth holdings. It found that disabled people have substantially lower household wealth and all components of wealth (property, financial, pension, physical) than non-disabled people but even these average differences mask important lifecycle patterns.

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News: Immigration Act 2014

On 14 May the Immigration Bill received Royal Assent and became the Immigration Act 2014. The Act’s main provisions and equality and human rights issues and concerns can be found here.

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Resource: Stonewalls’s report into public services – Scotland

Your Services Your Say – LGB&T People’s Experiences of Public Services in Scotland was published by Stonewall Scotland in February 2014. According to the report, one in six LGB&T people say they have experienced poor treatment when accessing a public service in the last three years. The report does not specifically focus on the cultural heritage […]

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Resource: Counting the cuts

The Network recently flagged up a report called Counting the cuts published by The Centre for Welfare Reform which summarises the impact of the UK’s cuts programme. The report is based on an analysis of government statistics.  The findings include: People on low incomes face cuts twice as large as average Disabled people on low incomes […]

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Resource: Evidence Review, Arts Council England

We are constantly looking for evidence to support our work. Check out the new report by the Arts Council published March 2014 entitled The Value of Arts and Culture to people and society. The summary of section three asserts that participation in the arts can contribute to community cohesion, reduce social exclusion and isolation, and/or make communities […]

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Funding: Digital transformations in community research co-production

Applications close June 2013 for the AHRC’s capital funding call for digital transformations in community research co-production in the arts and humanities. With community and research needs at its heart – perhaps your organisation might partner with a academic institution to furhter your mutual interests in co-produced research and community outcomes? ‘Building on the creative […]

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Equality duty survives red tape review.

The government released the conclusions of the review into the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).  The PSED seems safe having (sort of) passed the governments red tape challenge. Bob Moxham from the TUC shares his account of the process here. (Source: Prospect equality newsletter)  

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Blog: Changing the language of migration

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci and Jeffrey H. Cohen argue for dropping the terms ‘migrants’ and ‘immigration’ because some of the anxiety around immigration is a result of negative discourse and the misrepresentation of movers and movement . Their short blog explains why.

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