ACoRNS awarded new funding for research impact

Sarah Parsons & Hana Kovshoff have been awarded a further £12.5k of funding from the University’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. The project is titled: ‘Animated ‘How to…’ video guides for creating Digital Stories in practice‘ and runs for 10 months from May 1st 2022 through to end February 2023. It builds on our current ESRC ‘Our Stories’ project which focuses on the development of an innovative methodological approach – Digital Stories – for supporting autistic children and young people in transitional processes. Digital Stories are short, strengths-based videos that are co-created with children, families and practitioners to enable their participation in processes within which they are often marginalised and disempowered.

This Impact Acceleration Funding will support the development of short animated video guides for creating Digital Stories in practice and is a partnership with Autek CIC, the University of Sussex, Hill House School and New Forest School. Autek have partnered with us on the Our Stories project; they are a neurodiverse team who provide employment opportunities in Hampshire for autistic  and disabled people focusing on video production, video tours and animation. There will be also be knowledge exchange events to promote the materials and so watch this space for more information!