Disability access and inclusion online event with HLF

Helen Graham will be taking part in an online live chat event with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) on 17 May, to share lessons learned while working on, or with, HLF-supported projects.

Disability access and inclusion is crucial for all of us and the 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 HLF projects more accessible and inclusive.

Accessibility and inclusion is an essential requirement for successful Heritage Lottery Fund applications, so HLF have gathered together a group of experts to share  how their projects have explored and embraced disability access and inclusion, and the difference it has made to their audiences.

Guests for this online event will include:

Jane Stoneham (Director of the Sensory Trust)
Liz Tilley (Open University health and social care teacher)
Helen Graham (University of Leeds, Associate Professor in art gallery, museum and heritage studies)
Ajay Choksi (Inclusive Archive collaborator)
Richard Sharp (Community Engagement & Volunteer Officer at Holywells Park, Ipswich)
Zoe Partington (National Disability Arts Collection and Archive project manager)
Liz Ellis (Communities and Diversity policy advisor, HLF) and Caroline George (grants officer, HLF).

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 in find out more, ask us questions, or share your own experiences.

See the HLF website for more details regarding how you can participate in this online event.