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Understanding and promoting access for people with learning difficulties : seeing the opportunities and challenges of risk / edited by Jane Seale and Melanie Nind.


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London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
  • Book
  • xvii, 190 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. Access for people with learning difficulties: new rhetoric or meaningful concept? Melanie Nind and Jane Seale 2. Access in mind: a review of approaches to accessible information for people with learning disabilities Jan Walmsley 3. Creativity, choice and control: the use of multimedia life story work as a tool to facilitate access Ann Aspinall 4. Access all areas: The use of symbols in public spaces Chris Abbott and Cate Detheridge 5. Access all areas: We are VIPs Ginny Aird, Alan Dale, Sarah Edgecombe, Louisa Jones, Trevor Rowden, Mark Sabine, Amy Tyler, Mary Waight and Sara Wornham 6. It's my heritage too: Developing participatory methods for promoting access to heritage sites Jonathan Rix with The Heritage Forum 7. Promoting access to community and participation: What role can citizenship education play? Hazel Lawson 8. Talking together about access: 'When I am here I don't feel like I've got any problems' Drew Bradley, Judith Clayton, Darren Grant, Claire Royall and Wayne Taylor 9. Promoting social inclusion through building bridges and bonds Roy McConkey and Suzanne Collins 10. If we have got it wrong for people with learning disabilities, have we got it wrong for other people as well? Duncan Mitchell 11. I'm in control Gary Butler 12. Access and the concept of risk: preventing bad things from happening or making good things happen? Jane Seale and Melanie Nind.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Contributors to this engaging book bring together evidence, narratives and discussions that question and advance our understanding of the concept of 'access' for people with learning disabilities. Through a series of related chapters, key researchers in the field of inclusion and learning disability consider the following pivotal questions: what kind of access do people with learning disabilities want? What is involved in getting access? What is involved in facilitating access? This seminal text will stimulate and enrich the debate about 'access' for people with learning disabilities, enhance clarity around the concept of 'access' for people with learning disabilities without over-simplifying what is involved and fosters a greater understanding of the process of 'access', in particular to identify best practice in relation to facilitating and promoting access. With contributions from a range of stakeholders, including people with learning disabilities themselves, this book promotes a unique rationale for a new multi-dimensional model of access and will be of immense interest to students, researchers and professionals involved in inclusion and disability issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Seale, Jane.
Nind, Melanie.

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