Disabled Access Day 2017
Disabled Access Day & Access Conference
Saturday 11th March 2017
A FREE and inclusive open day with an exciting range of activities and talks for both children and adults!
10am The event opens with Autism Friendly Hour with reduced sensory input in the museum until 11am
All day: There will be stalls in the museum from local and national disabled access groups
Our Melting Shop Play Area is open all day for under 10’s.
10.30-11am Storytelling for under 5s in the Hawley Gallery: The Story of the Mysterious Egg, an interactive story about caring.
11am Sensory Tour of the Museum (Starting in the River Don Engine Room). A guided exploration for the Museum’s stories through touch, smell and sound.
12noon & 2pm Experience the mighty River Don Engine in full steam.
1.30pm BSL Tour of the Museum
2pm Sensory Tour of the Museum (Starting in the River Don Engine Room). A guided exploration for the Museum’s stories through touch, smell and sound.
2.30pm Storytelling with puppets for 5-11 years in the Hawley Gallery: The Story of Ironie, an interactive story about bravery and determination.
The Science of Accessibility: Making Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths Accessible to All
Talks programme throughout the day in Power Lab:
10am SIMT’s jouney towards inclusive access: An overview from the team at Sheffield Industrial Museums's Trust on how they have used funding from Arts Council England to maek their historic industrial sites more accessible to everyone.
11.30am Safe Places: An introduction to the scheme that is making the Steel City a safer and more supportive place for people with learning disabilities, dementia or mental health illnesses. www.sheffieldsafeplaces.org.uk
1.30pm Inclusive Learning: How Sheffield Industrial Museums are working in partnership to create a tailored programme of activities for children with profound and multiple disabilities.
2.30pm Can Virtual Reality be accessible to all? A discussion of the challenges and opportunities surrounding the use of VR in museums and the innovative ways in which Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, Eye Can, CONVRTS and Sheffield Hallam University are working together to break new ground.