Removing Barriers

by toyah.wordsworth in Doncaster

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On 3rd September 2015 we successfully raised £485 with 13 supporters in 56 days

The game I have designed 'Removing Barriers' educates people about the barriers that disabled people face on a day to day basis.

by toyah.wordsworth in Doncaster

Project aim

The game I have designed 'Removing Barriers' educates people about the barriers that disabled people face on a day to day basis.

About the project

Removing Barriers’

Removing Barriers is a learning tool I designed, initially for the use as a teaching aid within the DET (Disability Equality Training), which I deliver.

The tool has developed from a very crude paper copy with things to stick on which I used to assist in the delivery of Disability equality training courses, to a fully usable learning tool with a copyright which works on a similar basis to Monopoly. The tool has been developed using my own knowledge as I have a post grad certificate in disability studies and I am also a wheelchair user myself. I also had advice from specialist groups such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind, to ensure the information included in the game play is accurate and relevant.When the game was developed a famous disabled artist Dave Crippen (www.daveluptoncartoons.co.uk) designed the artwork for the boardgame.

The 'game play' is used to highlight the serious topic of removing the barriers in society which disabled people face. The learning tool is a fun way to learn lots of information in a unique format, which can be played with groups of people or as few as five making the learning more flexible and competitive. It has been played by members of the council, the NHS, schools, and the voluntary sector. I have used the game to inform and provoke a change in thought processes where necessary as it challenges some people’s beliefs that they grew up with. I have always had really good feedback when it has been used and people reinforced that they enjoyed this rather than death by powerpoint!

The learning tool has centres which can be 'purchased' and has community resource cards and a forfeit of going into the institute, instead of going into jail! This section is used for a discussion to take place about the history of disabled people.

 All discussion points, and the correct answers and their rationale and all other relevant information including instructions are provided with each copy of the game. This enables an update to be easily available when things change as they tend to do with health related issues, which reduces cost for the purchaser as the whole game will not need to be repurchased. I was shortlisted for the Medipex innovation award 2014 under the category of Mental Health, however there are four other topic areas covered which are physical, visual, hearing, and learning difficulties.

Currently I only have one copy of the learning tool which I use. Although I do plan to get more produced with the funds raised though Crowdfunding and sell them within the health and social care sector I  am wishing to sell the games to general public for the first time at Toytopia (http://www.toytopia.co/#home) a toy fair held in Liverpool, in October. I would also like to produce an online version as this is a way forward.

Here are some testimonials from Inova Consultancy.

http://youtu.be/AjFhsD5E_e0

 http://youtu.be/dEQ0tRTgA8k 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A shout out your name and sing your praises.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Pledge and I'll send you a personalised Thank you E-Card from me.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A website link of your choosing will go on my social media; Facebook,Twitter and linkedIn.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A website link of your or your name will go on my Equal Equality website page www.equalequality.co.uk

£150 or more

2 of 22 claimed

£150 Reward

One day Training session, Disability Equality training, to be held in Doncaster, with opportunity to play the board game. Limited places 20 available, date to be arranged.

£350 or more

£350 Reward

I will come to you, providing you have wheelchair access (within Yorkshire), and deliver a day training session on Disability Equality, for 5-15 people, where you will get the opportunity to use the Removing Barriers game

£750 or more

£750 Reward

I will come to you, providing you have wheelchair access (within the UK), and deliver a day training session on Disability Equality, for 5-40 people, where you will get the opportunity to use the Removing Barriers game

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Name/logo on board game plus a copy of the board to be sent to you, plus a personalised Thank You E-card.


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