Innovations from our Accessible Instruments Challenge

Our innovation team was tasked by Arts Council England to deliver a programme that would help uncover practical solutions that make it easier for disabled people to make music, and solve specific challenges when it comes to the supply of adaptive instruments to schools. We partnered with Creative United, the OHMI Trust, Hobs 3D and […]

How we’re optimising our workspace for accessibility

Plexal has partnered with 12 organisations, including UCL, Here East and our member Disability Rights UK, to launch the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) with the aim of supporting disabled entrepreneurs with launching and scaling their businesses. We want Plexal to be a place where disabled and non-disabled innovators collaborate, co-create solutions and shape […]

Apply for the Accessible Instruments Challenge

Applications open today for the Accessible Instruments Challenge: a virtual inclusive innovation programme aimed at making adapted musical instruments, assistive equipment and music technology more accessible and affordable for disabled people of all ages. Plexal’s innovation team will support virtual teams over four months as they address a series of challenges, which will culminate in a […]

The business benefits of inclusive design

“There of course are many ethical and moral reasons why design should be inclusive and affordable for all,” says our head of innovation services Francine Stevens in her LinkedIn article on design and disability.”