Resources - Access

Making your website accessible
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Making your website accessible

A few tips with quick and easy changes to make sure your web content is accessible to all.

Marketing captioned performances
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Marketing captioned performances

A document of useful advice and links on how best to promote a captioned performance.

Techniques to support a person with dementia
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Techniques to support a person with dementia

A helpful document exploring how to better welcome people with dementia into your organisation.

The arts and people with PMLD
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The arts and people with PMLD

This guide has been written for professionals to outline the importance of engaging people with profound and multiple learning difficulties in the arts, and to explain the steps you can take to make the experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. It also contains useful information about additional resources and support that are available.

These Books Are Made For Walking Visual Story
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These Books Are Made For Walking Visual Story

Slavka Jovanović, Education Consultant at Crying Out Loud, has recently created a Visual Story for THESE BOOKS ARE MADE FOR WALKING, a show created by Bikes & Rabbits and supported by Crying Out Loud.

A Visual Story is a visual resource that prepares the audience for the show they are coming to see. It is a step-by-step guide to what to expect in the performance, including all the spoilers. It is normally used to prepare people for a Relaxed Performance. This is a performance that has a more relaxed attitude to noise and movement and may include some changes to the light and sound effects. Relaxed Performances have been well received by children, young people and adults with autism, communication difficulties and other learning disabilities and neurological conditions, such as Tourette’s syndrome. The Visual Story is one of several important components to creating a successful Relaxed Performance experience.

You are welcome to use this Visual Story as a guide to making your own, or contact Slavka Jovanović to create resources on your behalf. She also delivers training to artists and venues on creating and supporting Relaxed Performances. Her contact details are: Slavka.j[at]googlemail.com or 07969 442557.

Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf (with BSL videos) – Jo Wootten
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Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf (with BSL videos) – Jo Wootten

Copy and paste this link if button is broken: https://limpingchicken.com/2020/03/23/jo-wooten-tips-for-working-remotely-when-youre-deaf-with-bsl-videos/

Top 10 tips for communicating with a person with dementia
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Top 10 tips for communicating with a person with dementia

A helpful document exploring how to better welcome people with dementia into your organisation.

Web accessibility legislation: are you covered? (Texthelp)
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Web accessibility legislation: are you covered? (Texthelp)

Around 10% of the world's population, or roughly 650 million people, live with a disability. When it comes to accessing online information, barriers for people with disabilities still exist, and as more services move online it becomes increasingly important to address web accessibility issues. In fact, did you know that you could be breaking the law if your website or app is not accessible?

What is the Creative Case for diversity?
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What is the Creative Case for diversity?

In this publication, the Arts Council sets out and invites the arts sector to engage with a new and different approach to diversity and equality in the arts, which we are calling the Creative Case.