Accessibility

A sign reading Welcome

Accessibility isn’t just about physical barriers to access. It’s also about ensuring everyone feels comfortable, welcomed and acknowledged in the museum space.

The resources below have been compiled from various online sources – organisation mentioned can be contacted for more information, or to work more closely with your organisation on disability access audits and projects.

EMBED Reopening Recommendation guidance has been created in collaboration with the Disability Collaborative Network to support organisations in their decision making prior to reopening following COVID-19 lockdown. It considers potential barriers faced by disabled visitors and customers and offers solution based guidance for organisations of all types with the ultimate aim of keeping stakeholders, staff, volunteers visitors, students or customers as safe as possible.

Shape Arts: How to put on an accessible exhibition

Shape Arts: An Accessible Marketing Guide (20 ways to increase accessibility)

The Social Model of Disability 

For more information on Disability Equality Training and Disability Access Audits, see the Shape Arts website.

Stagetext: Digital resources on subtitling and live captioning to make your organisation accessible for d/Deaf audiences

VocalEyes: How to make your organisation accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences 

Autism in Museums: Resources 

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