Niche information sessions serve 2 purposes. One, to unite and recognise the niche, and Two for those not resident within the niche to gain greater understanding and advocacy.
Equity's Equalities Committees are hosting a series of weekly virtual coffees to help members to keep connected. Every Thursday at 11.30am performance industry professionals gather on Zoom to hear from Equity members, staff and activists on an array of topics, ask questions and share experiences.
Equity’s next Zoom’s In On is zooming in on Dyslexia.
Around 10% of adults in the UK have dyslexia, and some drama schools report that up to 30% of their students are dyslexic.
It's not just coming out of drama school but a life long understanding of adapting and understanding life as it is perceived by your brain. How do you manage, work and co-create with #Dyslexia and help those around you to do the same.
Join to hear experiences of being dyslexic in the industry, what support is available and what best practice looks like in the workplace and casting process.
There will be a chance to hear from invited speakers and ask your questions.
Equity make these meetings fully inclusive and accessible. If you have any access needs - for example, if you need a BSL interpreter or if you are dyslexic and would benefit from alternatives to using the chat function for the meeting, please email Lottie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captioning is available via Otter.ai for any meeting by clicking on the icon on the top left of the screen.
It's good for non-dyslexics to attend. There is additional funding to be had with dyslexics on your production. Extra good planning is needed as time moves slightly differently. To accommodate Dyslexic thinking presents immeasurable rewards. Sustainability and focus being just 2 major advantages. I see my dyslexia as a gift but it needs management and understanding.
Join us to hear speakers talk about their experiences, what support is available and what best practice looks like
Equity Zooms in on - archive