This #ADiffWayToThink Mobile resource library is your one stop shop of thoughts, discussions, toolkits and resources on access and inclusion.
All of which formed part of our ‘#ADiffWayToThink – The Online Series’ and is broken up into different topics and areas of thought. Use the headings above to have an explore.
In July 2020 we ran the ‘#ADiffWayToThink – The Online Series’ which discussed actions that will help us stay on an inclusive path, as we respond to the changes and challenges thrown up by COVID-19. The sessions were led by Disabled artists and practitioners and – in the ethos of doing things differently – they were not the usual ‘Zoom Doom’. Using creative access methodology, the gatherings offered a relaxed and engaging way to come together and think.
The Coronavirus pandemic has pushed the UK arts sector into a digital space at incredible speed. It has been hard to catch our breath. We’ve had to adapt in a hurry, pivoting to different ways of working, communicating, structuring our days and collaborating. And it’s not over yet.
But in the rush, the voices of Disabled people are getting lost.
There is an assumption that online = accessible. This may be the case for some, but for others the barriers are still there, they’ve just moved.
We all want to ensure we can get back to doing what we do best… creating inspiring and exciting performances.
To begin with here is a ‘highlights’ video from the the artists and practitioners we interviewed as part of the series’ (you can see the full interviews further in the resource pages)
Useful resources we have found online
Social Model of Disability Overview from Shape Arts
The Social Model Factsheet from Inclusion London:
7 Principles for an Inclusive Recovery from WeShallNotBeRemoved
Accessible Events Overview from Unlimited
Accessible Marketing Guide from Shape Arts
Designing for accessibility from Gov.uk
Re-opening after COVID-19 from EMBED
COVID-19 and Disability from Chiara Bersani