Access Support for Fellowship

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We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black Asian and ethnically diverse and/or D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent cultural sector leaders as well as those with caring responsibilities. 

If you are disabled and accepted on to the Fellowship, we will work with you to ensure that we can support your access needs and create the best learning environment for you. We have worked previously with many D/deaf and disabled Fellows. If you would like to find out about their experiences, please let us know and we can explore putting you in touch. British Sign Language versions of the information on our web pages as well as our Essential Guide to Making Your Fellowship Application are available. 

Our residentials take place in accessible venues, with space and scheduling for regular rest. We contribute to the cost of support workers (e.g. British Sign Language interpreters), and will provide course materials in alternative formats or a note-taker if you need.

If you have dependents, we will support you to find ways to undertake your Fellowship which work for you, including providing support for childcare/caring costs during residentials. If you may find it helpful to discuss how the Fellowship has worked for Fellows with caring responsibilities, we are able to explore putting you in touch with a previous Fellow. 

Access support for application

If you require access support to apply or would prefer to apply using a Word document or a different format, please email or you can call us on 0207 420 9433. If we can’t answer leave us a message and we will get back to you.

Supporting your access on the residential course

We will discuss any support you might need with you before the residential to make sure we can make adjustments or put the additional support you need in place. We have worked with many D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent leaders previously. The support you need is individual to you, but the kinds of things we have put in place before includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Providing a notetaker throughout the residential
  • Support for a Personal Assistant to attend with you
  • Captioning of residential sessions
  • Supporting the costs of BSL interpreters
  • Providing written materials in different formats
  • Provision of data bundle to support attendance online coaching sessions
Our venues

Our residential venues have undergone an access audit which we are able to provide should you wish. Our training spaces are level access, with accessible toilets located nearby. Accessible accommodation is available and we will ask you about your specific accommodation needs prior to the course.