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Tag Archives | disability

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BBC video resources….. Things not to say to

People with facial disfigurements  A trans person A blind person Bisexual people Someone of mixed race An old person Someone who stammers  More in this series here These are not new videos but they might be a fun and engaging resource for diversity training or just sharing.. Send us your personal thoughts about content in […]

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Why Not People?

Keep an eye out for Why Not People? @whynotppl (Website coming soon) A members club for disabled people. Hosting accessible live music gigs exclusively for their members and their mates…

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Mat Fraser on disability representation

Goosebumps and a standing ovation. Not what you might expect from a keynote at the Museum’s Association. But this year’s (2014) performance by Mat Fraser delivered just that.  The artistic work was shaped out of a collaborative engagement with museum collections, research and expertise in medical history, museums and disability and commissioned by the Research Centre for […]

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Amara – captions and subtitles

Amara is an award winning subtitle editor that makes it easy and very cheap to caption and translate video. There are many ways to do it, either via their free DIY platform, or for a small fee you can host a community of volunteers to caption for you or Amara offer their own cost effective […]

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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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March 2014, London

Many thanks to Poppy Szaybo for organising yet another smashing meeting (which was more like a mini conference or seminar) on the theme of programmes engaging people with learning difficulties/disabilities. There was an interesting discussion on the correct terminology that should be used which is to be continued.  There was a range of advice. Learning […]

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April 2012 to March 2013, DHG London Highlights

This year we used our meetings to learn about affordable access options for visually impaired visitors; we shared projects such as the Migration Museum’s next steps and Kew Garden’s plans for engaging their communities with the rebuild of their Temperate House (which we learned about at our summer special at Kew and Kew Palace– a […]

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The Equality and Diversity Forum

The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) is a network of national organisations committed to equal opportunities, social justice, good community relations, respect for human rights and an end to discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. They have an excellent free newsletter that we trawl regularly […]

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People and Places

In the People and Places section of their website, English Heritage explore how important aspects of our past are reflected in the buildings of our towns and cities, for example disability history, transatlantic slavery and women’s history.

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November 2012, London

We met at the V&A in November to hear about their audience participation research and Alexia (now at Stroud Museum) gave us an incredible amount of practical information on improving access for visually impaired visitors based on work undertaken at Hereford Museums with Katherine . Aretha gave us a really comprehensive update on the Heritage […]

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