Event start date: 20.09.2018
Event end date: 20.09.2018


Inclusive Design – are we nearly there yet?

Storyhouse external view at night

The Access Association Seminar 2018

FREE Seminar with Exhibitors 

20 September 2018
Storyhouse, Chester, CH1 2AR

Arrival is from 1.00pm, with a 1.30pm start and closes at 4.30pm

This seminar will look at the arts, sports, theatre design and the building regulations and whether developments and service provision are succeeding in the creation of a truly barrier inclusive environment for everyone – including the growing number of disabled and older people.

Register here –  Inclusive Design – are we nearly there yet?

Our venue

Storyhouse incorporates the Grade 2 listed shell of the locally loved former 1936 Odeon cinema and a new brick and translucent glass extension. The library, restaurant/café and boutique cinema are housed in the cinema’s streamlined Art Deco interior and the 800-seat main auditorium, 150-seat flexible studio along with the bar and shared backstage facilities are housed in the stunning new brick and copper clad extension.

Our speakers 

The Storyhouse Story 
Graham Lister
Project Director for Storyhouse
Graham was the Project Director and involved right from the very start. Prior to working for Cheshire West and Chester he was the Project Director for the Curve Theatre in Leicester.

Access and the arts – it’s Unlimited!
Jo Verrent,
Senior Producer at Unlimited
Access and the arts – it’s Unlimited!
Jo is the senior producer at Unlimited, a programme that supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies aiming to change perceptions of disabled people by commissioning disabled artists in the UK and internationally to make new and high quality work.

Accessible Stadia
Dr Jeanette Dodd,

Independent Accessibility Consultant
Jeanette has recently been awarded a PhD from the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford. Her research explored English football stadia provision for spectators who are wheelchair users, identifying features that can limit, or which can promote their inclusion.

There and Back again – 10 years of access and inclusion in and out of government
Richard Harral,
Technical Director of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Richard was Head of Technical Policy at Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). He will indulge in reflections on a decade of work on Part M of the Building Regulations including thoughts on accessible housing, campaigns, and implications for professionalism flowing from the Hackitt review.

Register here –  Inclusive Design – are we nearly there yet?