Neurodiversity in Albertopolis

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Acessibility (3)

  • Cooper Hewitt Guidelines for Image Description

    Detailed guidelines for writing accessible image descriptions, captions, and alternative text by staff at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • Creative Differences

    This handbook highlights that while nearly all creative companies recognise the value of neurodiversity in the workplace only very few have ND-friendly policies and practices in place. It goes on to provide a range of practical solutions companies can adopt to make their workforces more accessible in areas including recruitment, mentorship and career progression. Specific recommendations include neurodiversity awareness education for all employees, providing flexibility around the job application process and also some less obvious suggestions such as a buddy system to help new recruits better understand unwritten social rules.
  • The A11Y Project

    The A11Y Project is a community-driven effort to make digital accessibility easier

Articles (1)

Books (1)

  • The War on Disabled People By Ellen Clifford

    In 2016, a United Nations report found the UK government culpable for ‘grave and systematic violations’ of disabled people’s rights. Since then, driven by the Tory government’s obsessive drive to slash public spending whilst scapegoating the most disadvantaged in society, the situation for disabled people in Britain has continued to deteriorate. Punitive welfare regimes, the removal of essential support and services, and an ideological regime that seeks to deny disability has resulted in a situation described by the UN as a ‘human catastrophe’. In this searing account, Ellen Clifford – an activist who has been at the heart of resistance against the war on disabled people – reveals precisely how and why this state of affairs has come about. From spineless political opposition to self-interested disability charities, rightwing ideological myopia to the media demonization of benefits claimants, a shocking picture emerges of how the government of the fifth-richest country in the world has been able to marginalize disabled people with near-impunity. Even so, and despite austerity biting ever deeper, the fightback has begun, with a vibrant movement of disabled activists and their supporters determined to hold the government to account – the slogan ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ has never been so apt. As this book so powerfully demonstrates, if Britain is to stand any chance of being a just and equitable society, their battle is one we should all be fighting. Source:

Organisations (4)

  • The Genius Within

    Genius Within CIC is a social enterprise established by Dr Nancy Doyle in 2011 to help neurominorities maximise their potential and work to their strengths. We strive for a future where all neurodiverse/neurodivergent thinkers with challenges at work, in education, or in custody, receive the diagnosis, coaching and support that they need to thrive. Our work seeks to unlock their talents, whilst acknowledging and celebrating that this diversity forms part of the rich tapestry of human experience. The BBC2 series, Employable Me and now Employable Me 2 has featured our work with disabled jobseekers as they prove that disability should not be a barrier to employment. As a company actively championing the rights of neurominorities, it is only fitting that we are a Disability Confident Leader. We are led by a CEO with ADHD and a board and senior management team that is 67% neurominorities, with all conditions represented. 43% of our wider team also identify as neurodiverse and 60% disabled. This means that we can deliver balanced, co-produced services drawing on lived experience combined with our expertise as psychologists, workplace coaches and HR practitioners.
  • Creative Mentors

    Creative Mentors are a charity that provides mentorship to school-students with learning differences, and helps them engage successfully through activities in art, design, music and drama. Their aim is to help them to fulfil their learning potential, bolster their self-esteem and build their confidence.
  • The Future is ND

    Are a neurodiverse network united by a common goal – to champion and empower neurodiversity in the creative and tech industries.
  • British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

    The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people. Their aim is to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

People (1)

  • Judy Singer

    Judy Singer is a sociologist, author and international speaker. She is noted for the coinage of the word “Neurodiversity” in a thesis published at the University of Technology, Sydney in 1998. This is her blog!