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We had the idea of creating videos to aid transition. This far surpasses what I thought was possible and looks very accessible.
This will go out on our website, our appointment letters, and text messages so that people can follow the link and access information about our service and help to break down the big barriers that anxiety can cause.
It really opens my eyes to what I take for granted and makes it so much easier for people who have different ways of learning, sensing things or processing information to understand What’s It Like?
As a disabled person I would love for every company / venue / service to have something like this eventually one day! Vital tool both in terms of checking access but also familiarisation of an area.
For example a small shop, a pharmacy or community café.
For example a GP Surgery, an NHS Clinic or a Community Centre.
For example a small school or shopping centre.
Autek is a social enterprise that provides new pathways for autistic or disabled people into employment.We provide video and technology expertise to support the What’s It Like? program and for other projects, and work in partnership with Enable Ability’s Inter Activ service.
Steve has spent the past four years developing services that help autistic or disabled young people find employment that engages their talents and meets their interests. He particularly enjoys working with groups of people with very different perspectives and bringing together these different world views into creating a product or service. It was through this process, involving in excess of 20 autistic people, that What’s It Like? was born.
Alex is an autistic filmmaker and editor with nine years’ experience producing videos for organisations such as Ordnance Survey and the University of Winchester, as well as the charities Autism Hampshire and Healthwatch. Continuing from this work to What’s It Like? was a natural progression for Alex, who has worked on What’s It Like? since its inception. A selection of video and photography work can be found at Alex’s website www.lexicafilms.co.uk
Nathan is a film editor with experience working for the Autism Ambassador Scheme and the National Autistic Society. Nathan was introduced to What’s It Like? because he is on the autism spectrum and has struggled with anxiety, so has hopes to bring this experience to help others who are struggling.
Kieran is an actor, director and writer studying an MA in Performance Training at the University of Plymouth. He is specifically interested in creating performances for disabled actors and hopes to make education and employment a more inclusive place for disabled people, while enabling them to follow their interests and show their skills in creative and interesting ways.
Arron is a filmmaker and photographer diagnosed with verbal dyspraxia from a young age. Arron currently runs his own production company One Way Mirror Films as well as working with other companies, offering his services. As someone who suffers from occasional anxiety, Arron is looking forward to bringing first-hand experience of anxiety to his role at Autek and the What’s It Like? Application.
Harri is a deaf theatre maker based in York and has been working in the arts since 2012. She is passionate about access, being an advocate for D/deaf and Disabled individuals by taking part in movements and companies such as Freelancers Make Theatre Work, We Shall Not be Removed and Cultural Reset. She is a self-proclaimed proactive busy body, who is eager to create positive change for D/deaf and disabled individuals. Find out more about Harri and her other work via this link.
Ele Marr is an artist and writer and editor living in the West Country. A digital artist, she has worked on book covers, poster art and webcomics, as well as running a regular stall for her sculpture and textile art. Her passions for mental health awareness and LGBT representation are represented in her work, and she lives with Cystic Fibrosis, depression, anxiety*, her partner and a whippet.
Her artwork can be found on Instagram @seaflowerinst, and documents her various writing projects/general existence on twitter @errymarr.