Access to Work guide released for arts and cultural sector

Arts Council England has funded Disability Arts Online to produce a guide clarifying the Access to Work process and to provide specific advice for arts and cultural workers.
 
Access to Work is a resource that helps to create a more accessible work environment. It provides grants to remove barriers that disabled people face in undertaking paid employment. The guide interprets the Access to Work rules and official guidance for employers, employees and self-employed people. It contains useful advice from people who already receive Access to Work and has been fact-checked by the Department for Work and Pensions. 
 
Access to Work: A Guide for the Arts and Cultural Sector  is available in a variety of formats, including easy read and audio-only, as well as video versions – including British Sign Language and optional captions – presented by theatre-maker and comedian Jess Thom and D/deaf theatre access consultant and BSL performer, Deepa Shastri.
 
Alongside the guide, there is a growing number of additional resources such as case studies from individuals and organisations including Graeae Theatre Company
 
Trish Wheatley, CEO of Disability Arts Online, explains the guide in greater detail here.