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Arts Council England is scrabbling to restore access to its archive but is planning to reinstate only “relevant” selected content on its new website.
How many theatres offer audio description services to blind and partially sighted people? Matthew Cock carried out some research and is disappointed with his findings.
Following the success of relaxed theatrical performances, Chris Proctor explains how Birmingham’s Town Hall & Symphony Hall has gone about staging relaxed concerts.
Make full use of the senses – even those you don't have: Deafinitely Theatre’s Paula Garfield explains how to create theatre for deaf and hearing audiences.
Grantium, Arts Council England's £930k online portal for submitting Grants for the Arts applications online, has been branded ‘intimidating, off-putting and inaccessible’ by Twitter users.
A continuing lack of detailed online access information is stopping deaf and disabled music fans from buying tickets.
Virtual violins and computer-based guitars need more than just the right sounds if they’re to work for deaf musicians. Richard Burn describes his research into accessible virtual instruments.
Targeted mentoring, leadership courses and masterclass events are to be provided to artists from diverse backgrounds in the city.
Physical access and social isolation emerge as key factors linked to a decline in arts engagement among older people.
Being disability-friendly isn’t just about physical accessibility. Alistair McDonald explains how Chase Park festival ensures it is inclusive and welcoming of everyone.
Recognising that it “must do more” to encourage diversity in the arts, Arts Council England has announced four new diversity programmes and published workforce data for its largest NPOs.
When Torbay’s annual Agatha Christie Week was expanded into a major literature festival things took an unexpected turn. Anna Farthing investigates.
A new guide, published by the Alzheimer’s Society, provides practical advice to arts organisations seeking to make their buildings and artistic offering more suited to those with dementia.
Linda Jasper reveals how U.Dance festival got more young disabled performers involved than ever before.
The Creative Industries Federation report into diversity in the workplace reveals that the sector is failing itself financially and socially by being inherently under-representative.
Digital technologies offer the arts the opportunity, not only to improve access, but to enhance the experience of all audience members. Paul Glinkowski highlights some projects that are doing just that.
To make theatre truly accessible, elements such as captioning and audio description must have their own artistic stamp, says Amit Sharma.
Music venues and festivals that have signed an accessibility ‘Charter of Best Practice’ have seen an increase in ticket sales to Deaf and disabled fans.