Hijinx and the screen industry agree recommendations for casting actors with learning and developmental disabilities for film and TV

Hijinx has launched seven recommendations for casting actors with learning and developmental disabilities for film and TV, whilst challenging the screen industry to produce a learning disabled Oscar winner by 2030. The standards, which include advice on avoiding stereotypes, auditioning appropriately and working in partnership, have been developed by Hijinx in a bid to promote … Continued

Learning Disability Wales launches new user-friendly website

Learning Disability Wales is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. We have worked hard over the past year to bring you a new website that is easy to use, informative, and now offers quick and secure online payments for our training courses and events. Bydd ein gwefan Cymraeg yn cael ei … Continued

Free resources to help you produce easy read information

Learning Disability Wales are pleased to announce that we have made available for free all the resources in Clear and Easy, our popular handbook for making accessible information. The Clear and Easy handbook is for anyone who is, or should be, producing accessible information for people with a learning disability. It will support different sized … Continued

The singer not the song

Llais Summer 2017 Joe Powell, Director of All Wales People First reflects on how the voice of people with a learning disability has grown. In the early days self advocacy was new and it took time for people to find their voice. The next generation on, young people with a learning disability are more confident, … Continued

Co-production – handle with care

Llais Summer 2017 Co-production is an exciting idea, especially since it is specifically mentioned in the Social Services and Well-Being Act.  Phil Madden considers co-production, has some cautious thoughts and believes that we have to be careful that it is applied properly. A good idea…but I know some of the leaders of the co-production movement … Continued

Hidden now Heard – unearthing stories

Llais Summer 2017 What was life like for the residents with a learning disability and staff at the 6 old long stay hospitals in Wales? The Hidden now Heard project set about capturing stories, images and objects to ensure history is told and not forgotten. Paul Hunt, Mencap Cymru shares with readers what was discovered … Continued

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