Michèle Taylor is Director for Change for the Ramps on the Moon, the Arts Council England funded consortium working to enrich the stories we tell and how we tell them by normalising and elevating the visibility of disabled and deaf people across the theatre industry. This programme is achieving a step change in the employment and artistic opportunities for D/deaf and disabled performers and creative teams, and a cultural change in the participating organisations and beyond to enable accessibility to become a central part of their thinking and aesthetics.
Following a career in theatre, Michèle set up her business as an independent trainer and strategist in disability issues. She has been running her own business for around 30 years training and advising arts, cultural and heritage organisations on making their practices, policies and premises inclusive of disabled people.
Previous clients have included strategic bodies such as Arts Council and local authorities as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, Universities including Nottingham and Gothenberg and the University of the Arts in London, the British Museum and Cultural Heritage Without Borders.
Michèle is a Registered Member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals. She is an accredited coach, registered psychotherapist, one half of the comedy duo “Bitter and Twisted” and has an MA in fine art photography.