Wednesday 9th November - 9:30am to 5:00pm at Chapter Arts, Cardiff.
Thursday 10th November - 9:30am to 5:00pm at Oriel Davies, New Town.
Friday 11th November - 9:30am to 5:00pm at Mostyn, Llandudno.
Join DASH and DAC for an interactive training day designed to build your knowledge and awareness of disability equality in museums, galleries and cultural centres, specifically in relation to welcoming and supporting blind and partially sighted visitors and artists. We will be focusing on the skills necessary for describing artworks, through practical exercises.
The training sessions will be conducted in small groups (max 15 participants) Price: Â£45 person plus booking fee. Lunch is included.
For further information contact DASH 01743 272939 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.dasharts.org
The training will be led by Zoe Partington and Louise Fryer, both highly experienced Disabled trainers. Zoe is a Disabled artist and trainer who has many years of working with Galleries and Museums across the World, developing the inclusion of Blind and partially sighted people.
Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of: "An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide."
At the end of the training delegates will be able to:
- Understand what it means for people to live with sight loss and describe the barriers they face in relation to cultural and artistic venues
- Demonstrate with confidence the appropriate etiquette and skills to use in guiding blind and partially sighted people
- Identify methods by which museum, gallery and heritage buildings can be made more inclusive and accessible to blind and partially sighted visitors
- Use appropriate approaches to describe images and objects to blind and partially sighted people.