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Access and Audience Development Plans - Sensory Trust was commissioned to develop access and audience development plans for Mote Park in Kent

Accessible Information for Bishop's Forum - Sensory Trust designed accessible information for this inspirational adventure centre

Audience Development Plans - they can help you win funding, but how do you put one together and what are the ingredients for a successful one?


Ban's Best Friend - dog walkers as the regeneration avant garde

Benefits of contact with nature for everyone? - article outlining barriers that prevent some groups accessing the benefits of spending time outdoors

The benefits of gardens to people with dementia - Ray Liles reports on the success of a garden visit for people with dementia, organised by the Sensory Trust


Call for new metrics - a sideways view at good indicators for successful greenspace

Capital Woodlands Project - in 2005/2006 we were involved in running community consultation in six ancient woodland sites around London for the Capital Woodlands Project. What has happened since?

Children and the natural world - article arguing that children are not over-stimulated by computer games and television as is often claimed in the media

Creative conservation and flexible futures - Landlife's Richard Scott argues that creative conservation and ecological restoration are likely to become significantly more important in the near future, particularly to address the impacts of an increasingly urbanised and populated world

Creative Spaces, a growing project - Wendy Brewin talks about the benefits of using the outdoors and nature-based activity to support people living with dementia


Dementia Strategy - a look at the National Dementia Strategy, introduced in 2009 to improve the lives of people with dementia

Design for the senses - the holistic approach to interpretation

Designing learning environments - exploring the benefits of taking a sensory approach to designing learning environments

Discovery Bags at Pine Lodge - as part of the ongoing development and testing of our new engagement techniques we arranged a visit by students from Doubletrees special school to the Pine Lodge Gardens in St Austell.


Engaging the Senses - Lynsey Robinson and Jen Bartlett talk about how sensory rich farm visits inspire, connect and educate pupils with special educational needs.

Equality of Experience - quality of experience is as important as physical access if the spirit of the DDA is to be upheld

Evaluating Access at Quarry Bank Mill - The Sensory Trust completed a round of training around the UK to help the National Trust improve accessibility of their sites




Gofindit - read about our new sensory treasure hunt game, a simple and fun way to explore the outdoors

Go Outside and Play - the benefits of play and time outdoors

Greener, safer, blander? - where is the sense of place in our contemporary urban spaces?

Growing old in a Changing Climate - this article puts the spotlight on the impacts of climate change and resource scarcity on older people, drawing on work with Eden Project and Carnegie Trust UK.


Hands-on Nature - the value of plants and hands-on activities in engaging students with learning disabilities with the natural world

Has Anyone Seen My Specs? - some key pointers for applying the principles of accessible information


I’d be happier outside - the values of communities past and present for older disabled people

If You Go Down to the Woods - involving people in the Capital Woodlands Project in London, part of a global initiative by Trees for Cities

I'm Still Here - a breakthrough approach to understanding someone living with Alzheimer’s, publication by leading authority John Zeisel

Inclusive Design: the new Core building at Eden Project - Grimshaw architect Jerry Tate tells us why it's so imperative to consider inclusive design from the earliest stages of a new design

The Inclusive Destination - making school visits accessible for all

Inclusive greenspace - what are the barriers that prevent access and what can we do to remove them and make our parks and greenspaces great for everyone?

Inclusive Design : Why Wouldn't You? - food for thought

It is dangerous to stick your head out - the subtle messaging that can come, intentionally or unintentionally, from the words and pictures we choose to use.





Making Community Engagement and Staff Training Creative and Fun - Sensory Trust runs creative community engagement at the National Trust's Lanhydrock estate

Making Connections - a guide to accessible greenspace

Man Enjoys View From Bench - fear and urban public space

More than a Room with a View - beneficial plant therapy for mental well being


The Need for Public Spaces - how important gathering spaces are post September 11th

New Ground - a partnership project investigating ways to use narrative and heritage to regenerate communities.



Park Experience: holistic roots - using both the UK and the US as examples, just what is a park experience?

Park life - making the case for combining issues of accessibility with quality of experience

The Placemaker's Guide to Building Community - practical handbook for all involved in doing and learning about practice and teaching placemaking and urban development world-wide


Quality of life in urban centres, Argentina - Pablo Bullaude writes about new developments on the Asunción coastline



Sat Nav – the end of hope? - is technology reducing our opportunities to explore the world around us?

A sense of place - What sort of things can a community identify as a strength or having potential for development? A sense of place can often act as a uniting narrative, particularly for rural communities where narratives are strongly linked with the land.

A Sense of Place 2004 - a look back with a warm glow at our conference in June/July in Devon and Cornwall

A Sense of Place 2006 - a review of the conference held in Cornwall

Sensory Garden - what's that then? - to include or to exclude... a designers view

Sensory rich interpretation - engaging our senses creates more engaging and memorable interpretation

Sensory learning and our environment - article about how we learn through all our senses and implications for connecting with our environment

Sensory Mapping - new ways of looking at (and sniffing at) spaces

Sensory Mapping with Students of Doubletrees School - Sensory Trust spends a day working with children at a school in Cornwall to redesign their outdoor space

Sensory mapping - how does heritage feel? - Stuart Spurring talks about how sensory experiences build our connections with outdoor places and the use of sensory mapping as a tool for exploring sensory engagement.

Sensory Trails Development Framework project - Sensory Trust helps a new project based in Victoria, Australia

Stumped - exploring the link between knowledge and experience; do we need to be able to name something to believe that it matters?

Sustainability and New Urbanism - a bright future?


Teaching & learning through sensory design - how a sensory approach to landscape design dovetails with making places where people can connect and find meaning in outdoor places

The Third Place - is a coffee machine commercial the last kick in the teeth for public spaces?

Towards the Edge - Sensory Trust undertook a series of consultation engagement sessions as part of Eden Project's big build plans

Towards the Edge - a Community Narrative Exhibit - Sensory Trust created an exhibit at the Eden Project to invite people to share their perspectives on community

Two Short Shorts Visit Eden - fantastic first hand account of a visit to Eden Project


The Unusual Likeness of Being Musical - a sound perspective from Mick Beck, Chair of the Sensory Trust Trustees and blind musician



Widgit symbols for People with Learning Difficulties - pioneering the use of Widgits

5, 9, 21, 53… how many senses? A Brief History of the Senses to demonstrate that exactly how many senses we have is unlikely to be agreed any time soon.


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Some popular picks

Gofindit - read about our new sensory treasure hunt game, a simple and fun way to explore the outdoors

Creative Spaces, a growing project - published in the Journal of Dementia Care, about the benefits of the outdoors and nature-based activity for people living with dementia

Sensory rich interpretation - published in Association for Heritage Interpretation Journal, how engaging our senses creates more engaging and memorable interpretation

Engaging the Senses - published in SEN magazine, how sensory rich farm visits are a feast for young senses

How does heritage feel? - how sensory experiences build our connections with outdoor places and the use of sensory mapping as a tool for exploring sensory engagement

5, 9, 21, 53 … how many senses? - a tour of the senses and a lead into the world of sensory design