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Grace's Sign

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At Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust we are committed to inclusive access and working towards making our sites fully accessible for all.

Through an Art Council England Resilience Fund Grant, the Trust is currently working on hidden disabilities. This includes providing training for staff to become Dementia Friends, looking into mental health and wellbeing, supporting carers and those who are at risk of social exclusion through volunteering opportunities.

As a result of this project we came across the story of Grace Warnock. Grace has Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease. At the age of 10, Grace designed her own sign to help educate people that using an accessible toilet is not just for those with a visible disability. The campaign to promote this sign can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/gracessign10/#

Grace would love to see her sign on accessible toilets throughout Scotland, the UK and if possible the world.

The Trust is now replacing existing signs on our accessible toilets for Grace's Signs. The first was installed at Kelham Island Museum on 26th October 2016.

Here is a video of Grace's achievement so far ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1542es4kM0

The signs were supplied by McGregor's Signs of Dalkeith, Scotland info@mcgregor-signs.co.uk

For more information about the project please contact Helen Gabbitas at ask@simt.co.uk

 

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