The NDACA Learning Wing: our innovative and accessible research facilities at Bucks New University opening May 2019

Soon you will be able to visit the first ever study space dedicated to the heritage of the Disability Arts Movement, where access for disabled people is an intrinsic part of our design.

We have aimed to meet exemplary standards so that all visitors can learn about the archive in an inclusive educational environment.

What’s on offer?

Magazine cutting depicting Tony Heaton's sculpture Great Britain from a Wheelchair.
Great Britain from a Wheelchair (1994) by Tony Heaton OBE

Key works – such as Tony Heaton OBE’s performance piece ‘Shaken not Stirred’ and the sculpture ‘Great Britain from a Wheelchair’ – transformed into accessible tactile models.

A display wall featuring the defining artworks of the Disability Arts Movement. All artworks will be audio described.

Educational animations (produced with Disability History Month) and Disability Arts Online’s audio-described gallery of deposits.

The Archive’s oral histories, available to watch in our quiet screening room.

Read an interview with the designers of our research facilities