Accessible Exhibitions For All Toolkits

We have produced two toolkits sharing our learning from our three year History of Place project, describing how to evolve events and exhibitions which are accessible, in partnership with and telling the story of disabled people.

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Accessible Exhibitions For All: A guide to co-designing exhibitions with disabled people.

This guide covers considerations ranging from:

  • creating content, and how to address how hidden deaf and disabled people can be in the historical record
  • considerations when creating a public programme of events
  • ethics and safeguarding
  • a guide to costs for braille guides, tactile plans, tactile models, audio description, BSL, bespoke display cases and other useful features
  • lists of organisations useful for funding, ideas and support
  • case studies from our three museum exhibitions.

This toolkit was supported by Jayne Earnscliffe, Tactile Studio and The Hub.



Engaging Deaf and Disabled Young People With Heritage

It is vital for deaf and disabled people to be at the heart of the project and for younger generations to be aware of their history. We have worked extensively with groups of young, deaf, disabled and non-disabled people to create a legacy which can be accessed by all. This includes a number of digital games, films, accessible exhibitions, creative workshops and events, which tell stories of deaf and disabled people through historic documents uncovered during archival research.

Our toolkit covers:

  • recruiting a group of participants
  • working in partnership
  • safeguarding
  • choosing and adapting activities and making use of technology
  • a breakdown of costs for running workshops from craft materials to access requirements
  • case studies including our experience teaching young people to make a film and devise the content for a digitial game.


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