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The Network supports libraries, museums, archives, galleries and other cultural and heritage organisations (as well as individuals) who are working to tackle social exclusion and towards social justice.

My Library By Right

New campaign from CILIP.

"My Library By Right brings people together to campaign for:

  • The public’s rights to libraries to be recognised and respected
  • Public libraries to be treated as the statutory services they are
  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to carry out their legal duties under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act
  • Statutory guidance for local authorities on their duties under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act from DCMS, with support from CILIP and the library and information profession."

Jodi Awards for accessible digital culture 2017 - call for applications

Deadline extended to Friday 10 February 2017

The Jodi Awards recognise the best use of digital technology in widening access to collections, learning and creativity for disabled people in museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives. For over ten years, the Jodi Awards have been celebrating organisations which push the boundaries of possibility for digital media in increasing access for all.

For 2017, we welcome nominations from organisations of all sizes, from any country, for low-tech and hi-tech projects and for small or large audiences. What matters is the quality of your project.

Previous winners include British Museum, VocalEyes, National Trust, MShed Bristol, Tate, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Edinburgh City Libraries, Finnish Association for the Deaf, Imperial War Museum Duxford, Roaring Girl Productions, Berlin für Blinde, Association Valentin Hauy, and Karlovy Vary Library.

Nominations for the 2017 Jodi Awards are now invited. Judges will be looking for projects, services or facilities which demonstrate exemplary qualities, real effort and achievement, and have the power to inspire change. The Judges will assess the following aspects:  

  • Organisational commitment to disability equality
  • Involvement of disabled people in the planning, designing, creating and testing of products or services
  • Adherence to inclusive design principles
  • Outcomes, including the quality of finished products or services, key benefits and
  • user endorsements
  • Level of in-built sustainability and/or growth
  • Inspirational value and potential impact

Nominations need to be sent to applications@jodiawards.org.uk

If you are planning to apply for an Award, and want some advice, we are happy to help you, please contact info@jodiawards.org.uk.

For more information and to download an application form, please visit our website here.

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