An audio story about health inequalities
Jasper Pickles Climbs Everest is an immersive audio story containing the voices of real people and takes a creative and accessible approach to exploring the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities and autistic people.
The project was co-produced by Made by Mortals and MacIntyre. All the voices heard are those of people with disabilities who are connected to MacIntyre.
Using climbing Everest as a metaphor, the piece is designed to enable listeners to understand the challenges and hurdles that are faced by disabled people when accessing healthcare.
You can listen to Jasper Pickles Climbs Everest here:
We recommend listening with headphones and closing your eyes to gain the full immersive experience. Set aside distractions for 20 minutes and enter into Jasper's world as he wakes up one day preparing to climb the Everest of health care.
What people are saying about Jasper
I felt really scared at first, but I enjoyed going into the same sound studio where pop stars had recorded music
- Jess from MacIntyre, voice actor on 'Jasper'
This project was led by people who draw on MacIntyre’s support who knew what was important to them and, with the brilliant support of Made by Mortals, had their voices heard. We believe Jasper’s Story can be a really thought-provoking piece for anyone working in health and social care.
- Catherine Farrell, MacIntyre's Co-Production Manager
We all had to figure out the story and character together
- Vicky from MacIntyre, voice actor on 'Jasper''
We were delighted to work with MacIntyre on this project. The charity works hard to ensure people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people are not marginalised in any area of their life, ensuring that people are well informed and supported and that their voices are heard; something that is particularly important when decisions are being made about health care.
- Catherine at Made by Mortals
It was brilliant fun! We all had to choose which lines to say.
- William from MacIntyre, voice actor on 'Jasper'