To better understand current trends in the disability design field, the NEA commissioned a field scan, which included a review of recent research and news articles as well as interviews with key subject matter experts. This report provides a summary of the field scan, sharing current trends and making recommendations for disability design in public spaces and for the human body and mind.
As organisations re-open with the emphasis on ‘building back better’, one silver lining of the Covid cloud is a marked commitment to being more audience-centred, listening and adapting to audience needs in very live and thoughtful ways. This trend could and should be a win for disabled audiences and in turn, of course, a win for the sector.
The artists were commissioned to deliver strand 2 of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine initiative, which has succeeded in bringing exciting, new, digital arts content into people’s homes during lockdown. The new work champions the creativity of D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled professional artists, who produced outstanding projects, many during periods of isolation in lockdown, and which provide a rich source of material which explores their experiences of living through Covid-19.
Innovative projects in all artistic sectors are preparing to change our cultural landscape. The second part of our summer series: the display on connected glasses developed by Panthea to make the live show accessible.
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in asymmetric impacts to persons with disabilities, whose vulnerabilities are compounded due to gaps in basic health services and social protection systems. Their access to information and health care is further challenged because public health systems oftentimes do not have the adequate resources to provide to all sectors of the population.
Arts Access Australia is developing a national, self-regulatory and voluntary Code of Conduct for disability inclusivity, accessibility and equity for the Australian arts sector.