Accessing Access

Theatre maker Paul O’Donnell has produced this pack, as an account of his journey into access. It is full of tips, advice and lessons learnt through this process aimed specifically at other artists who may want to take their first steps into making work more accessible. It also offers recommendations for venues and organisations suggesting how you might be able to help tackle both the fear and the cost that prevents artists from meaningfully making access an integral part of our practices.

This pack is in part me sharing the lessons learnt through this process with you, in the hope that if you were to consider embarking on your own journey, it might be just that little bit easier. I also hope to share some of the issues independent artists like me are facing in making access a natural part of their processes. Ironically enough, for independent artists like me access currently feels a little… inaccessible