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SW Museum Skills: Disability Confident

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The Holburne Museum

Great Pultney Street

Bath

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Promoting Disability Confidence and Maximizing Access & Inclusive Design in Museums

What makes a Disability Confident Museum and how can it ensure it is as accessible and inclusive as possible in everything that it does, for everybody it does it for and everywhere it does it?

These are two of the key questions answered in this one-day course designed to inspire, encourage, motivate and support both individual and organizational Disability Confidence.


During the day the following key elements will be covered:

  • The basics of Disability Confidence including Common perceptions of disability, understanding the Social Model of Disability, disability Etiquette (Disability Confident language and behaviour) and an overview of Equality Act
  • What makes an effective Access Review, using the ‘Four Access Questions’ and an Access checklist
  • An opportunity to conduct a sample Access Review using a simple checklist
  • Planning for implementation – How to develop an Access Roadmap, ensure good governance and maintain momentum and buy-in
  • Access Law and effective reasonable adjustment management
  • Using an Access Review to inform an Access Policy
  • How your Access Policy supports the Accreditation standards


Who Should Attend?

All staff, volunteers, and Trustees who are responsible for carrying out an Access Audit/Review and writing the Access Policy for their museum.

Please note: We ask that a maximum of 2 delegates from each organisation book on to this session. If you have multiple attendees from the same organisation, you may be asked to relinquish a place in order for other organisations to benefit from the trainers' expertise.

What Will You Learn?

Delegates will:

  • Gain an understanding of Disability Confidence and how it applies to the Museum Sector
  • Gain a thorough understanding of how a successful Access Review can be used to inform your Access Policy and fulfil the requirements of Accreditation
  • Develop the knowledge to write an Accreditation standard Access Policy
  • Learn how a good Access Policy should inform wider museum planning


How does this session relate to Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard?

  • 7.1 An approved access policy
  • 7.2 An access plan
  • 8.2 To use information to assess your user’s needs
  • 8.3 To have a plan for developing your range of users
  • 9.1 To provide stimulating learning and discovery activities, including exhibitions and programmes based on your collections
  • 9.2 To communicate effectively with users and potential users through a range of access, marketing and promotional tools


Session Leaders

Nick Goss has over 15 years’ experience as an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) subject matter expert and has devised, developed and delivered EDI programmes and projects across public, private and third sector organisations.

Nick graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in International Relations. He worked as an Education, Training and Employment Policy Officer for the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation before taking the role as Diversity Manager (HR Resourcing) for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

As a Consultant, Nick has been commissioned by numerous organisations, including the Arts Council England, the British Council, BT, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Mail Group. He has also worked with Lloyds of London, EDF Energy, Canary Wharf Group and CEB.

Nick is Managing Director of Goss Consultancy Ltd; GCL has grown into one of the UK’s leading providers of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training and Consultancy. GCL has been ISO 9001 for over 10 years and has an Associate Network made up of many of the UK experts in the Field.

Nick is a full-time wheelchair user and brings with him personal experience, professionally applied.

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David Owen is an experienced NRAC registered Access Auditor who graduated in Building Management from the University of the West of England. He has provided Access Consultancy in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Key clients include the Imperial War Museum, the Science Museum, University of Cambridge Museums, Historic Royal Palaces, English Heritage, Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, the London Coliseum, Phoenix Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre, English National Opera, the Royal Albert Hall, the Roundhouse, Canary Wharf Management Company, intu Retail Services, Department for Transport, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Chelsea FC, Accor Hotels and The Clore Leadership Programme.

David has been Lead Consultant on physical access at Goss Consultancy for 10 years, carrying out Access Audits, Access Design Appraisals and Access Audit Training.

Types of building audited include: Museums and Galleries, Theatres, Cinemas, Managed Estates, Listed Buildings, Large Performance Venues, Open Parkland, Leisure Fields, Conference Centres, Hotels, Stately Homes, Community Institutes and Stadia.

David is a member of the Access Association.


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