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Out Loud Music Courses starting in May 2022

Out Loud Music offers friendly and accessible courses in music and media, supporting you to realise your goals and play a part in making the music and media industry a more inclusive place! These courses are free to adults 19+ with additional needs and/or mental health conditions. Out Loud Music is based at South Street Studios, Ipswich with an accessible radio studio, mac media suite, music rehearsal room and The Smokehouse music venue. If you would like to make music, DJ…

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Ace Anglia are looking for two people to join its board of trustees

About Ace Anglia “Ace is an influential, people led, advocacy charity that supports and promotes inclusivity for people with a learning disability.” “We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local community in Suffolk who have the following skills, however this is not essential. Experience of caring for a person with a disability / autism / mental health Expertise in General Data Protection Regulation Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice 0-25 years Accounts or financial experience Writing…

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Jumpstart January.

Start the new year happy and healthy with Jumpstart January. Regular activities and exercise not only improve your health — they help you feel better and meet new people. Suffolk Libraries will be working in partnership with Wellbeing Suffolk and local fitness instructors to provide a range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities. All the activities will be free and are designed to be relaxed and accessible, so people don’t have to worry about having their camera or…

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A Relaxed Christmas Performance

This Christmas, Britten Pears Arts are hosting a relaxed performance of The Maple Tree by City of London Sinfonia. This relaxed performance is designed to enable all people to enjoy it, especially those who might find usual concert conditions more challenging. You will be able to walk in and out of the performance space freely, and there will be reduced lights and sound, a relaxed attitude to noise, and a designated “chill out” area for those who wish to take…

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We Belong

In the autumn of 2020, Disability Rights UK launched a new campaign – We Belong. “From September to November, we gathered the opinions of disabled people fromacross the country, young and old, from all kinds of backgrounds.We sought comment through our newsletters, social media, email and phone, andvirtual meetings. We ran Zoom meetings on transport, employment, the builtenvironment, housing, participation, services and retail.We held discussions with groups of disabled people experiencing multiple forms ofdiscrimination including people from BAME backgrounds, women,…

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What you can do about accessibility

Thank you to https://wearesnook.com/ for sharing this article. Originally written by Alex Cleator – Available on Medium Accessibility is more than putting a ramp in place, more than adding captions to presentations. Although those are very important, accessibility is about creating a fair and equal society. It matters because there are ‘14 million disabled people in the UK and 1 billion globally.’ Why accessibility matters to business Accessibility is more than putting a ramp in place, more than adding captions to…

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Learning disability, race, and challenging prejudice: an event hosted by Cardiff People First

Learn from, and explore the experiences of, people who have a learning disability and come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background About this Event Women and men who have a learning disability are part of every community. Work alongside them to discover their experiences and their fights against discrimination. Explore how you can help make the changes in your community that will enable them to play a full part and be included. Learn from our ground-breaking projects that…

Learning disability, race, and challenging prejudice: an event hosted by Cardiff People First

Learn from, and explore the experiences of, people who have a learning disability and come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background About this Event Women and men who have a learning disability are part of every community. Work alongside them to discover their experiences and their fights against discrimination. Explore how you can help make the changes in your community that will enable them to play a full part and be included. Learn from our ground-breaking projects that…

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The campaign for more Changing Places toilets has been given a big boost with two exciting developments from the Government

This Changing Places Awareness Day 2020 we are delighted to announce that changes will be made to legislation to make Changing Places toilets mandatory in new, large public buildings in England. On top of that, more funding will be made available to install Changing Places toilets at 37 motorway services stations. What does this mean? A major change to guidance for building rules in England will require thousands of large and well equipped accessible toilet facilities to be designed and…

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Translations of the NHS COVID-19 campaign materials

The NHS communications team have translated the ‘Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives‘ slogan and Coronavirus campaign resources into different languages. These may be useful to you or people you support. To download the resources, click the links below: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/Trifetica-Lockup/resources/Trifecta-Lockup/ https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/stay-home-save-lives/resources/translations/

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Introducing Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day, is on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Purple Tuesday has been created and co-ordinated by disability organisation Purple. The aim is to create awareness of the needs of shoppers with disabilities, both physical and hidden. They also want to highlight the importance of inclusive shopping, we all have money and willing to spend it in shops if we can access them with no problems. Some of the UK’s biggest retail chains have already…

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