Accessible Arts Event Series – Video Resources
- Access Ideas and Insights – Build Your Audience | Sept 2023
- Access Ideas and Insights – The Future of Art | June 2023
- Access Ideas and Insights – Accessible Tech | April 2023
- Access Ideas and Insights – Reimagining Performing Arts and Disability | Feb 2023
- In-Conversation: Access All Areas – An Uncensored Conversation about Comedy and Disability | 3 May 2022
- ACCESS, Ideas and Insights: UK Perspectives on Art and Disability | 28 April 2022
- ACCESS, Ideas and Insights: Performing Arts | 3 March 2022
- SAMAG Talk – Innovating Art Through Disability | 27 Sep 2021
- Programming Chronic Illness | ATAG 31 March 2021
- In-Conversation: Emily Crockford + Digby Webster + Neil Tomkins
- Media Inclusive | ATAG 28 Oct 2020
- Making Live Music Accessible | ATAG 23 Sep 2020
- In-Conversation: Bridie McKim + Roz Hammond
- Live-Streaming Accessible Events | ATAG 22 July 2020
- Making Social Media Accessible Workshop
- Working With First Nations Artists With Disability Workshop
- Arts, Disability & Technology | ATAG 17 June 2020
Accessible Online and Hybrid Event Resources
With so many arts and cultural organisations now providing online programs and services, accessibility has never been more important.
Check out our Top 10 Tips For Running Accessible Online Events: Find out more.
We also have a range of online webinar resources:
- Audience Online Access Information Word | PDF
- Presenter Online Access Information Word | PDF
- Presenter Briefing Notes for Zoom Word | PDF
Universal Access Symbols
Access symbols should be used to promote the accessibility of venues and services. They advertise your accessibility to employees, customers, audiences and anyone else who needs access to your venue, building or offices. The Graphic Artists Guild (USA) has created a set of free Universal Access Symbols, which you can download in a variety of formats.
Here’s a list of organisations that provide audio description, Auslan interpretation and captioning services in New South Wales.
Easy English is a way of communicating information in a clear and easy-to-understand way, using a combination of simple words and images. Scope has a range of practical and accessible resources about Easy English, from fact sheets to style guides.
The following are a collection of practical checklists for arts and cultural organisations to assist in improving access and developing audiences.
- Accessible Meeting Guide
- Access Appraisal for Organisations
- Accessibility Starter Kit
- Marketing and Communications Checklist
- Screen Industry Inclusive Checklist
- Transport and Accessible Parking Checklist
- Building Maintenance and Access Checklist
- Signage and Communications Checklist
- Ticketing, Seating and Services Checklist
- Exhibition Environments Checklist
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. It provides eligible people with a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and to participate in daily life. Read more on the NDIS website.
If you are eligible for NDIS support, arts and cultural activities may be able to be included in your NDIS plan. Supports such as art programs, studios and mentorships can meet the NDIS criteria, and this can be considered during the NDIS planning process.
Arts Access Victoria (AAV) offer helpful NDIS Resources that can guide you to self-advocate for arts to be included in your NDIS plan. Read more on the AAV website.
AAV has developed a downloadable workbook titled ‘Art and You: A Planning Guide’ which was created to help people with disability advocate for art in their lives. Find ‘Art and You: A Planning Guide’ on the AAV website.
Accessible Arts is currently working to develop additional NDIS resources for artists in NSW and ACT. More information about this will be shared over the coming months.
Arts Access Organisations in Australia
Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation in NSW. Below is a list of other arts and disability organisations in Australia.
- National: Arts Access Australia
- Northern Territory: INCITE Arts NT
- Queensland: Access Arts Queensland
- South Australia: Access2Arts SA
- Victoria: Arts Access Victoria
- Western Australia: DADAA WA
Useful Links & Documents
Art for Everyone: Approaches to Inclusive Practice in Arts and Mental Health
This a workbook developed by Arts Access Victoria. It’s full of tips to support people and organisations who wish to develop inclusive art programs in a meaningful and respectful way. Download it from the Arts Access Website.
The InterACT Resource Kit has been designed to assist those who want to work in integrated performance settings.
Bus Stop Films: Inclusive Filmmaking Toolkit
The Inclusive Filmmaking Toolkit has been created to provide our screen and creative industries with an essential resource to help guide the sector to become more inclusive and disability-confident.
Image: Physical theatre artist Hanna Cormick (credit: Daniel Boud)