The conference reflected on engage Scotland's Everyone programme to improve access to galleries for disabled people, as well as bringing in a range of other voices and experience. Using the Everyone projects as a springboard we thought about how focusing on improving access for a specific group of people can have an impact across the way the whole gallery works - from the boardroom to the front door and beyond.

We shared learning about reaching and working with specific audiences and creating and implementing achievable equality plans that allow us to drive practice forward. The day was structured to allow participants to take away a bespoke package of knowledge and the tools to get started, get better or be the best they could be.

As with all engage Scotland events the conference was a great opportunity to share practice and network with colleagues, and non-members of engage were welcome to attend.

Facilitated by Jo Verrent, leading trainer and facilitator in the field of equality and diversity, the day provided a lively mix of presentations, discussion, and workshops, as well as chances to network and catch up with colleagues.

This session included an overview of engage Scotland’s recent Everyone project to improve access to galleries in Scotland for disabled people and feedback from Ruth Stevenson, the Everyone project Evaluator.

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