We are working to make this website and the workshops more accessible or with clear indications about accessibility.
Some additional access features on the website are indicated below. We recognise that this will never be exhaustive and we can always make improvements. If you have any feedback, please do get in touch on the Contact page.
- When publishing new posts and pages (from 2021 onwards), we aim to provide alt text for each photo.
- When publishing new posts and pages (from 2021 onwards), we aim to provide an image description for each single image and a more general description for image galleries.
- When publishing new workshop posts (from 2021 onwards), we aim to include a short access information statement to clarify the kind of site we will be working in.
- If a website user is finding it difficult to access any of the content or would like some support to fill in the Booking Form for example, please use the Contact page to get in touch so we can help.
This year we are running our first online workshop Kinship@Home on the 1st May 2021. We hope this will be a more inclusive offer for anyone where a live workshop might be challenging to attend due to location or access needs. Please see the workshop page here for more details. This is a trial for us, but we hope to have an online workshop feature in each annual programme.
Live workshops, whether they are weekend workshops or longer residential workshops, usually happen out of towns and in more rural places. We take participants into wilder landscapes including forests, beaches, moors, river valleys and farmland. This usually means there are very limited facilities like toilets or shops. We sometimes work indoors in the mornings where facilities such as toilets and kitchens may be available.
When we work out in a landscape, participants are left to find their own place to have a pee.
Participants are asked to carry their own daypack/ bag including lunch and enough water for the day. For anyone needing to carry less weight, we can usually share the load between the group.
Due to where the workshops take place, ground can be very uneven and sometimes without an official path. We often hike between several different sites in one day and this can sometimes involve more strenuous hill work.
On residential workshops, participants and facilitators often stay together in the same accommodation. This may be shared ‘dorm-style’ accommodation or camping. And we share domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning.
On weekend workshops, participants organise their own accommodation if they need to stay away from home.
We understand that live workshops may, by their nature, cause a variety of access challenges for participants. If you would like to know more about a particular workshop and the kinds of activities it would involve beyond the workshop post information, please get in touch. We are happy to be in dialogue about any particular access requirements in order to facilitate participation.