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Volunteer Access Researcher (online)- Heritage Access 2022

Volunteer Access Researcher (online)- Heritage Access 2022
Description of the role:

Do you love museums and heritage? Do you care about accessibility? Join a team of 50 volunteer access researchers in a large-scale digital volunteering project that will benefit over 3,000 heritage sites in the UK and their visitors

You will be helping experts from arts and heritage disability access organisations in an important project that will check the online accessibility information of over 3,000 heritage sites in the UK and then share the research with the museums and heritage sites on how they can improve their access information and support deaf, disabled and neurodivergent visitors.
Each volunteer will be given a list of heritage sites, and you just need to be comfortable finding and navigating their websites and entering data about them into an online form (mostly through multiple choice options).

For more information and to register interest by 9am Monday 14 March 2022 please go to the link below:

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

What you need
- Enthusiasm
- To be comfortable with searching websites on the internet and filling in online forms (Google Forms). Training and access support will be provided.
- To have your own desktop computer or laptop, as a tablet or phone isn’t suitable for this type of project as you will need to switch between browser/website tabs regularly. As well as access to the Internet.
- Personal experience of experiencing access barriers at heritage sites or other public buildings would be an advantage, and we are actively seeking volunteers who identify as deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, disabled or neurodivergent.

Practical information:

Location: Online, home-based, anywhere in the UK

When: April to July 2022

Hours: Flexible. Any time of day. Volunteer for an estimated 40 to 50 hours, including focus groups, discussions and briefing sessions (all online)


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
81 County Street
Last updated: 22.02.2022
Organisation Information

We believe that blind and visually impaired people should have the best possible opportunities to experience and enjoy art and heritage.

Our mission is to increase those opportunities, make them as good as possible, and ensure that as many blind and visually impaired people as possible are aware of them, and that the arts and heritage sector know how to create them, and welcome blind people as a core audience.