Sensory Evaluation training – turning qualitative feedback into quantitativ...

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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road

Leeds

LS5 3EH

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Getting meaningful feedback from disabled children and young people can often be difficult. Written questionnaires, even those using symbols rather than words, can be restrictive or overwhelming. Facilitated discussions really need to be run by trained facilitators and even the biggest chatterbox in the group has a disconcerting habit of clamming up in these situations. In addition, there’s the tricky task of converting qualitative responses into quantitative data to persuade donors to continue funding, or organisations to keep delivering the activities which have such a benefit and impact for the disabled visitor audience.

This training is an opportunity to learn how to deliver engaging sensory evaluation activities and interpret these numerically, giving your managers and funders a clear picture of the impact of your programmes for disabled visitors.

The training will be delivered by Leeds based Purple Patch Arts who have extensive experience of gathering data from adults and children with learning disabilities, using integrated, creative methods to ensure that results are as meaningful as possible, while allowing for numerical interpretation where possible.

Purple Patch Arts have worked with academic institutions including the University of Manchester, University of Leeds and Beckett University. An arts retreat run as part of a Sheffield University project was recently featured on BBC Breakfast (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-41769478/the-hopes-and-fears-of-young-people-facing-life-limiting-conditions). The University of Sheffield research project seeks to forge new understandings of the lives, hopes, desires and contributions of children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions.

In 2018 Purple Patch delivered and evaluated an event for blind and partially sighted children at Eureka! using sensory activities, which elicited fantastic, illuminating responses from the children and their parents. Purple Patch then converted those responses into easy-to-read, topline numerical data which was included in the funders’ report, making it easy to see the huge benefits resulting from the activity.

Phil Chambers Consultancy will also deliver a 1hr workshop on universal design principles. Phil works to enable everyone to visit and enjoy our natural, historic and cultural heritage, through working to remove barriers and by building bridges to social inclusion.

Agenda:

  • 10:00 Arrival and refreshments
  • 10:15 Phil Chambers Consultancy, Principles of Universal Design
  • 11:15 Break and refreshments
  • 11:30 Sensory evaluation training with Purple Patch Arts
  • 12:30 Lunch (included)
  • 13:00 Continue with Purple Patch
  • 16:00 Mindfulness session
  • 16:30 Close

The training will cost £45 per head, with all refreshments and lunch included. The training day is aimed at museum professionals, but all other artforms are welcome! Brought to you as part of the Yorkshire Accessible Museums Network.

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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Road

Leeds

LS5 3EH

United Kingdom

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