Disability access and inclusion is crucial for all of us and here at HLF we are ambitious to encourage best practice.
From ensuring the expertise of disabled people informs heritage sites through employment, volunteering opportunities or within an advisory group, to developing practical audio guides and sensory heritage experiences, there are myriad ways to make your HLF project more accessible and inclusive.
Accessibility and inclusion is an essential requirement for successful HLF applications, so we've gathered together a group of experts to share with you how their projects have explored and embraced disability access and inclusion, and the difference it has made to their audiences.
Join us on Thursday 17 May when our guests will include: Jane Stoneham (Director of the Sensory Trust), Liz Tilley (Open University health and social care teacher), Helen Graham (University of Leeds museum and heritage studies teacher); Ajay Choksi (Inclusive Archive collaborator), Richard Sharp (Community Engagement & Volunteer Officer at Holywells Park, Ipswich), and Zoe Partington (National Disability Arts Collection and Archive project manager), along with my HLF colleageus Liz Ellis (Communities and Diversity policy advisor) and Caroline George (grants officer).
They will each share lessons they've learned while working on, or with, HLF-supported projects, and offer you first-hand advice.
So if you want some feedback on your ideas for an accessible and inclusive project application to HLF, if you want to know what a Changing Place is, or even if you've got questions about installing a wheelchair ramp, please join us to find out more, ask us questions, or share your own experiences.