Barriers: front door to stage door
Join Birds of Paradise at an interactive working day that will launch our recent research.
Working with young disabled people and representatives form the sector we will identify solutions and strategies moving forward.
The day is being directly informed by a steering group and as such the final form of the day will be informed by them. So far we know that we will:
- Launch our report and talk about its findings
- Learn more about the specific barriers that young disabled people experience
- Hear from Liverpool based theatre company 20 Stories High about their work
- Work together to find solutions to the barriers we have identified
- Provide you with lunch and refreshments
You will leave this day with new connections and ideas about what is possible - as an individual or an organisation.
The day is not about starting from scratch but building on what we all know.
BOP will also use the day to develop and clarify how it will work in the future with young disabled people - What form does direct support take? What form does sector support take? How can we work strategically with the sector as a whole?
The day will include BSL, text support and will be live streamed to Facebook for those that cannot attend in person. We will be using interactive voting software throughout the day so PLEASE BRING YOUR MOBILE DEVICES.
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BOP has been researching the barriers faced by young disabled and D/deaf people in accessing Scottish youth arts provision. Funded by the Time to Shine National Youth Arts Strategy for Scotland, the research was conducted by Dr. Matson Lawrence in conjunction with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company. The work resulted in a report that outlines the research that investigated the barriers faced by young disabled and D/deaf people in accessing Scottish youth arts provision.
The research found that young disabled and D/deaf people face multiple and intersecting barriers to accessing arts provision. Five main barriers were identified:
- Finding suitable arts provision;
- Availability of access information;
- Lack of provision for access and support;
- Travel, transport and location; and
- Attitudes and awareness of arts providers.
The research identified five key strategies to address these barriers:
- Provision specifically for young disabled and D/deaf people;
- Centralised information about arts opportunitines;
- Front Door to Stage Door Access provision;
- Connections built with disabled and D/deaf communities across Scotland; and
- Education and awareness for arts providers.
The full report will be launched on the 1st December 2016 at Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow.
The venue has level access and there will be BSL and text support. We will take an indivudual approach to making the event accessible so please let us know what you need.
If you have any access requirments you need us to plan for please email email@example.com.
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