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Checking the list: Can a model of Down syndrome help us explore the intellectual accessibility of Heritage sites?

Rix, Jonathan (2005). Checking the list: Can a model of Down syndrome help us explore the intellectual accessibility of Heritage sites? International Journal of Heritage Studies, 11(4) pp. 341–356.

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Abstract

There is currently a lack of provision for, and research into, the intellectual accessibility of heritage sites. This paper explores some possible ways forward. It examines recent research with people described as having Down syndrome and uses the syndrome's identified characteristics to create good practice guidelines. It assesses these guidelines against an audio tour written for people with learning difficulties. In conclusion, the paper suggests that drawing upon a generalised model of Down syndrome and these good practice guidelines will allow sites to identify some potential barriers and enablers to intellectual accessibility, but that fully to appreciate the effectiveness of their provision they must still institute site?specific research by people with learning difficulties.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1352-7258
Keywords: Intellectual Access Guidelines; Heritage; Disability; Inclusion; Down Syndrome
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6511
Depositing User: Jonathan Rix
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 15:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6511
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