Seven Inclusive Principles

Year published: 2020

In late 2020 we joined Ramps on the Moon, Paraorchestra, and What Next? to create a resource for the arts and entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion during the height of the COVID panemic, complementing the suite of guidance documents issued by UK Governments and sector support organisations.

The focus of this unique initiative was to ensure deaf, neurodiverse and disabled people were not discriminated against as creative work began again and as venues re-opened. The Seven Principles offered practical guidance to arts and cultural organisations to support disabled artists, audiences, visitors, participants and employees.

The Principles highlight the importance of: legal obligations, combating ableism in the sector, consulting directly with disabled people, comprehensive public information on Covid measures, remapping the customer journey, engagement of disabled artists and celebrating disability in the workforce.

The suite of guidance documents produced by the UK and Devolved Governments to support the reopening of the cultural industries largely focused on headline safety issues. Many Sector Support Organisations also developed additional guidance but access was often overlooked.

PLEASE NOTE: This document does not comprise any legal advice, which should be sought as needed for specific situations.

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