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Open to All 2023: Accessibility Audit programme

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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Tuesday 28th February 2023

Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) and West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) are providing a small cohort of museums with the opportunity to receive professional advice and support to improve access for visitors. MDEM and WMMD have appointed Direct Access to deliver this programme.

Accessibility Audits

Each venue will receive a site visit from Direct Access resulting in an accessibility audit and report identifying a comprehensive list of tailored, prioritised recommendations based on current standards and legislation, delivered alongside expert training and advice.

About the consultants

Since 2004 Direct Access and its team of NRAC certified Access Consultants have provided access consultancy for thousands of buildings and services across multiple sectors. Millions of people daily use a service or premises audited by Direct Access. Direct Access’ clients range from small community museums such as Nantwich Museum to large sites including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Scotland, Bodelwyddan Castle in Wales or UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the City of Bath and its Roman Baths.

Expecting to submit your Accreditation Return soon?

Participation in the Open to All: Accessibility Audit programme directly supports Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard, Users and their experiences, 7. Be accessible to the public.

Key dates:

  • Apply by 9am, Monday 3 April
  • Accessibility Audit site visits will be undertaken by Direct Access between April and July
  • ‘Creating an Effective Access Plan’ training delivered by Direct Access via Zoom on Thursday 21 September

Download the Application Form

Priority will be given to non-NPO and non-National museums who are Accredited or Working Towards Accreditation and based in the East Midlands or West Midlands.

Museums that have previously received an accessibility audit through WMMD will be considered.

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