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Accessibility & Inclusion

ONCA strives to be an accessible and inclusive organisation. Everybody is welcome, regardless of age, ability, gender or background. We try to cater for everybody’s access and participation needs: your input and ideas are warmly welcomed. 

We love this Shape Arts guide to accessible curating.

Accessibility in our projects

  • We support the creation of new work by artists who face barriers to inclusion with projects, commissions, and space
  • We host and devise events tailored to the needs of participants of a wide range of ages and abilities
  • We encourage and work with exhibiting artists and partners to make their projects as inclusive and accessible as possible
  • We ask that all hirers of the venue adhere to ONCA’s policies on inclusion

Accessibility at events

  • Space with clear sightlines is reserved for Deaf and disabled visitors and their companions at all gallery events
  • Free tickets are always available for Personal Assistants
  • Some events are BSL interpreted – these are advertised in advance on our website. Also, events can be BSL interpreted upon request – please email us for this service
  • We have ear defenders for children and adults available for use upon request

BSL Courses

  • We periodically run British Sign Language (BSL) Courses with teachers Louise Gibson & Kwame Afrik
  • Level 1 & Level 2 Courses: starting September 2019 (exact dates TBA)
  • Introduction to BSL Short Course: Dates TBA

We also aim to record and transcribe as many of our programmed events as possible. All transcriptions can be found under the Transcripts category on our blog.

We are open to suggestions and value all your ideas, suggestions and feedback. 

Please call us on 01273 607101 or email ku.gr1553414192o.acn1553414192o@ofn1553414192i1553414192 if you have specific needs you would like to discuss.