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Ben Acornley, Creative Director of Applied Wayfinding

“Inclusive design and accessibility are at the heart of everything we do… It needs to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible: that’s our starting point.” With a background in editorial design, Ben Acornley is Partner and Creative Director at Applied, one of the world’s largest information design firms whose specialities include … Continue reading Ben Acornley, Creative Director of Applied Wayfinding

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Laura Castro and Miquel Madrigal, Dincat (Catalunya Intellectual Disability Federation)

“Work needs to be done so that children experience diversity in their own lives and accept differences naturally” Laura Castro. Communication Manager Miquel Madrigal. Head of Area for the Rights of Adults with Intellectual Disability of Dincat The management team of Catalonia’s leading federation for intellectual disability – with over 300 non-profit organisations defending the … Continue reading Laura Castro and Miquel Madrigal, Dincat (Catalunya Intellectual Disability Federation)

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Last interview – 27th June / Ben Acornley, Creative Director of Applied Wayfinding (London)

“Inclusive design and accessibility are at the heart of everything we do… It needs to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible: that’s our starting point.” With a background in editorial design, Ben Acornley is Partner and Creative Director at Applied, one of the world’s largest information design firms whose specialities include … Continue reading Last interview – 27th June / Ben Acornley, Creative Director of Applied Wayfinding (London)

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Manel Martí, director of the Association Discapacitat Visual Catalunya B1+B2+B3

“Education in respect for and knowledge of disabilities is necessary for everyone, starting with children” After close to two decades fighting to improve the quality of life of people with disability, Manel Martí recognises the major advances of recent years but is reluctant to let down his guard. “If every child knew what disability means … Continue reading Manel Martí, director of the Association Discapacitat Visual Catalunya B1+B2+B3

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Next interview – 13 June 2016 / Laura Castro and Miquel Madrigal, Dincat (Catalunya Intellectual Disability Federation))

“Work needs to be done so that children experience diversity in their own lives and accept differences naturally” The management team of Catalonia’s leading federation for intellectual disability – with over 300 non-profit organisations defending the rights of and providing services for the collective – places the focus on knowledge and training in order to … Continue reading Next interview – 13 June 2016 / Laura Castro and Miquel Madrigal, Dincat (Catalunya Intellectual Disability Federation))

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Cassie Herschel-Shorland, independent expert in inclusive exhibition design.

 Accessibility as an afterthought is less inclusive. Cassie Herschel-Shorland set up Access and Museum Design as an independent expert in inclusive exhibition design and interpretation. She works directly for museums, galleries, exhibition designers, architects and with consultants in complementary fields.   Q.– How do you relate your work to inclusive design and accessibility? A.–I’m a … Continue reading Cassie Herschel-Shorland, independent expert in inclusive exhibition design.