News & Opportunities

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Understanding Disabled People as Audiences

Shape Arts have produced a new report, Understanding Disabled People as Audiences, which looks at the barriers to participating in the arts for this section of potential audiences. A major finding is that problems with public transport are a deterrent. 

There are around 11 million people with a life-limiting disability or illness in the UK. Shape offers a solution to some difficulties such as offering an access service to help people travel to arts venues, as well as training and access consultancy for the venues themselves. 

To read the full report, visit Shape Art's website.