Open to All: Accessibility Audit programme 2022

March 23, 2022

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 4 April
Download the application form and programme information [Word]

Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) and West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) are providing a small cohort of eight museums with the opportunity to receive professional advice and support to improve access for visitors to their venue and website. MDEM and WMMD have appointed Direct Access and Vocal Eyes to deliver this programme.

Accessibility Audits

Each venue will receive a site visit from Direct Access resulting in an accessibility audit and report identifying a comprehensive list of tailored, prioritised recommendations based on current standards and legislation, delivered alongside expert training and advice.

Improving Website Access Information

Participating organisations will development the skills and knowledge to review and improve essential website access information in line with current best practice through training, peer support and mentoring delivered by Vocal Eyes. Participants will be able to use the findings of their accessibility audit to inform the content of their online access information.

Participation in the Open to All: Accessibility Audit programme directly supports Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard, Users and their experiences, 7. Be accessible to the public.

Priority for places on the 2022 programme will be given to non-NPO and non-National museums who are Accredited or Working Towards Accreditation and based in the East Midlands or West Midlands.

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