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Access to Archaeology: Disability and Community Archaeology

Learners with the Inclusive Archaeology Education Project

Archaeological Services WYAS HQ, south Leeds

Tuesday 22nd July and Wednesday 23rd July: 10am-4pm

Two training days provided by the Council for British Archaeology on designing and delivery archaeology courses for adults and children with disabilities, in pursuance of our vision of archaeology for all. One is tailored to individuals working in heritage and the other to those in the disability sector. The courses aim to make archaeology more accessible and inclusive for adults and children with disabilities. The courses will be run by Archaeological Services WYAS Community Archaeologist, Megan Clement, in partnership with Victoria Beauchamp, the Inclusive Archaeology Education Project Worker at the Worker’s Education Association.


  • Define suitable archaeological themes and approaches to teach to people with disabilities
  • Design and planning a course of sessions focusing on archaeology to be delivered to people with disabilities
  • Establish and recognise the barriers that people with disabilities face in engaging with their heritage and how this can be overcome
  • Establish how sessions can be modified to take account of disabilities
  • Illustrate how people with disabilities can access their local heritage and what organisations may be able to help
  • Identify risks associated with activities and formulate risk assessments
  • Define safe guarding issues and how they should be considered as part of any course


The courses will be run at Archaeological Services WYAS HQ in south Leeds. There is car parking available for visitors. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but participants are asked to bring their own lunch. The cost of the course is £10 and places are limited, therefore booking is essential. Learning resources will be provided as part of the course but participants may wish to bring a notepad and pen also.

For further information or to book a place contact Megan Clement at or 0113 3939748.

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