The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Project is a joint programme between The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), its member Social Science Societies and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Its purpose is to encourage and facilitate greater awareness of, and actions to support, EDI across member social science societies, by working together to share resources, learning and to maximise the potential to effect real and positive change.
Drawing together good practice from across the Academy, our member societies and other organisations, this hub provides advice and guidance on how to embed and prioritise EDI across six workstreams: governance and leadership, funding, membership, events, publishing and research groups and networking communities.
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ESRC’s EDI living action plan 2023 to 2025 sets out the actions they are taking to support the social science research community and the challenges that are encountered as people progress their research and innovation careers.
Use the arrows to scroll through our six workstreams and their resources.
These resources provide advice and guidance on how to ensure design is inclusive and accessible to everyone. They sit across all our workstreams. Use the left column below to change categories. See the right column for a summary and link to each resource.
Digital guide: an introduction to online accessibility
This guide outlines how people with a range of disabilities use online content. It offers advice and resources to help heritage organisations make their digital content accessible to everyone. While its target audience is heritage organisations, the advice and guidance it contains is transferable across sectors.
What is an accessible colour palette?
This website offers accessible colour palette templates, including advice on how to ensure content is accessible to those with colour blindness or sight impairment. The handy FAQ section is packed with useful tips!
This guide, from Newcastle University, explores what you can do to create accessible content. This includes information on imagery; hyperlinks; use of colour; language; videos; bullet points; headings and structures; documents; and Microsoft Accessibility Checker.
EDI funding scheme
As part of the EDI Project, we have small scale grant funding available to support EDI initiatives and interventions. AcSS member social science societies should have received an email containing key guidance relating to the grant funding process and a copy of the funding application form. If you have not, please email email@example.com.
The AcSS & ESRC Project: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is kindly supported by