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Building inclusion

Andrew Holdsworth-Wild, Jayne Earnscliffe and Jo Verrent Building inclusion: physical access guidance for the arts Publication date: First published 2008, updated 2013. Ranking: useful In their words: “(The) guidelines represent Arts Council best practice and are broadly based on BS8300:2001 and

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Posted in Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Service Provision

Historic buildings and places

National Disability Authority and Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Improving the accessibility of historic buildings and places Publication date: 2011 Ranking: useful Produced by the Irish National Disability Authority, this document provides detailed advice on making historic and

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Posted in Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Planning, Urban Design

Arts access guides

Produced by Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA), (responsibilities now transferred to the Arts Council). Disability Portfolio Publication date: 2003 Ranking: useful The Disability Portfolio is a collection of 12 access guides. They were produced originally to meet the growing need

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Posted in Arts, Design Standards (Buildings), Service Provision

Access survey of galleries and arts venues

Arts Council of Wales Disability Access Survey of Revenue Funded Venues and Galleries Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful Key findings include addressing access to information, improvements to overcome specific barriers faced by Deaf people and making sure all venues have appropriate

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Posted in Arts, Disability, Service Provision

What’s your place really like?

Arts Council England Disability access – a good practice guide for the arts. Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful Originally written in the context of Lottery funding and the arrival of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995, this document still offers

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Posted in Arts

Outdoor Events Accessibility

Independent Street Arts Network. Produced by Attitude is Everything. Access Toolkit: Making outdoor arts events accessible to all Publication date: 2009 Ranking: essential The toolkit highlights simple measures that organisers can undertake to improve access to any outdoor event .

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Posted in Arts, Auditing

Small venues – big changes!

Guardian Music blog How small venues can make big changes for disabled fans and artists The music charity Attitude Is Everything has signed up its 100th venue to its Charter of Best Practice. Mystery Jets frontman Blaine Harrison explains how

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Posted in Arts, Disability, Service Provision

Case study 3: Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything Publication date: various dates Ranking: Useful The case studies aim to show inclusive design in practice. All the case studies can be found in our case study index post. CS3 Attitude is Everything – access to live music

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Posted in Accessible Information, Arts, Events & Meetings

State of Access Report 2014

Attitude Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful This report gives you an idea of what access is like to music venues for deaf and disabled people. Have a look as well at their case studies on the Case Studies Index page 

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Posted in Arts, Disability, Events & Meetings, Hearing Equipment

Access for all self assessment toolkit

Former Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA) Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful Audit guidance produced by the now defunct MLA for museums and galleries focusing on inclusion and diversity. How to view this document Please use this link to the archived webpage.

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Posted in Arts, Design Standards (Buildings)

Arts and and people with profound and multiple learning disabilities

Mencap Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful Addresses accessibility of arts and cultural venues for families with children with a learning disability. Written for professionals, it outlines the importance of engaging people with learning disabilities in the arts, and to explain

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Posted in Arts, Disability