Small changes, Big Impact website launches on International Day of People with Disabilities
How can making small changes to Science Centres have a big impact for visitors with disabilities?
To achieve the ASDC vision of a society where people of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities, and in all parts of the UK, are inspired and fully involved with the sciences, we need to work harder than ever before to ensure that everyone can feel they are welcome, represented and expected in our Science Centres.
Currently there are many barriers to equitable participation for children and adults with special educational needs or disabilities. In order to support Science and Discovery Centres on their journey to becoming fully inclusive and accessible spaces, we are launching a new website to bring together inspiring practice and case studies from the sector, to share rationale and advice, and to lay down a few challenges for sector response!
A rich resource exploring how even small changes can make a big impact for our visitors, this website was developed in collaboration with Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, and driven by passionate advocate volunteers during furlough (Andy Keenan and Rachael Baker).
www.accessibility.sciencecentres.org.uk/ has a mission to become a one-stop-shop for any science centre practitioner keen to get first inspiration, ideas and connections to take the next step on their accessibility journey.