The Archives & Records Association both holds and participates in many events throughout the year. Below you will see our complete programme of regional and themed training events with booking details

  • Hidden Disabilities

    17 November 2021, 13:00-15:15

    Location: Online – Microsoft Teams

    Event Description

    How can archives and records managers better support colleagues and users with disabilities?

    ARA Scotland is pleased to present this training event on hidden disabilities. With their own lived experience of hidden disabilities, the trainers (Philip Milnes-Smith and Iida Saarinen) will explore the taboos, tropes and stereotypes that continue to shape thinking about disability and offer a different framework. In small groups, participants will also have the opportunity to reflect with colleagues across the sector on overcoming barriers, real and perceived.

    Philip Milnes-Smith (he/him) is a former Special Education teacher now working as an archivist at Shakespeare’s Globe, and on a Disability History project at the RNOH. He is one of ARA’s Diversity and Inclusion Allies and was on the steering group for the Archives for Learning and Education Section’s forthcoming Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Toolkit.

    Iida Saarinen (she/her) has a background in historical research and higher education teaching. She is currently working for National Records of Scotland in a records management and archives liaison role. Iida is one of ARA’s Diversity and Inclusion Allies, as well as one of the Diversity Officers for ARA Scotland.

    This event will take place from 13:00-15:15 on Wednesday 17th November on Microsoft Teams. The presentations will be recorded and made available after the event.

    There will be a limited number of delegate spaces at this event. Please contact if you have any accessibility needs you would like to discuss.

    Event Cost: 

    ARA members - Free - please email to book your place

    Non-members - £5 Book Online (we are not offering invoices for these low fee events)

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  • Category
    ARA Events
  • Date & Time
    Nov 17 2021 at 01:00 PM - Nov 17 2021 at 03:15 PM
  • Location & full address
    Microsoft Teams
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan