Given the right opportunities, people with a learning disability can thrive in the creation and enjoyment of arts activities – just like everyone else. However, they do not always find that arts activities or groups are accessible to them, and as a result are often put off entirely or find it very difficult to take part in the way they would wish.

In most cases, the difficulties they face are not put there deliberately, but come about through lack of knowledge or forethought.

This Briefing helps you to understand some of the particular considerations that could make all the difference in making your activities more welcoming. We look at types of disabilities, how barriers may be presented and how to overcome these.

Download Briefing 113: Welcoming people with a learning disability