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Access and Inclusive Design
- Access and Audience Development Plans - Sensory Trust was commissioned by ACTA to develop access and audience development plans for Mote Park in Kent
- 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
- Go Outside and Play - the benefits of play and time outdoors
- 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?
Experience and Sense of Place
- 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
- 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
- Engaging the Senses - Lynsey Robinson and Jen Bartlett talk about how sensory rich farm visits inspire, connect and educate pupils with special educational needs.
- Gofindit - read about our new sensory treasure hunt game, a simple and fun way to explore the outdoors
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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?
- Making Community Engagement and Staff Training Creative and Fun - Sensory Trust runs creative community engagement at the National Trust's Lanhydrock estate
- 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
Healthcare and therapeutic landscapes
- Dementia Strategy - a look at the National Dementia Strategy, introduced in 2009 to improve the lives of people with dementia
- I'm Still Here - a breakthrough approach to understanding someone living with Alzheimer’s, publication by leading authority John Zeisel
Information, interpretation and Learning
- 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
- Design for the senses - the holistic approach to interpretation
- Designing learning environments - exploring the benefits of taking a sensory approach to designing learning environments
- Has Anyone Seen My Specs? - some key pointers for applying the principles of accessible information
- 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
- 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
- Symbols for People with Learning Difficulties - pioneering the use of Widgits