CURABILITY

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CURABILITY

 

Project coordinator - FEDERACIO D'ASSOCIACIONS DE DISCAPACITATS FISICS I ORGANICS MESTRAL-COCEMFE TARRAGONA (Spain)
 

Project partners:

  • VšĮ EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI (Lithuania)

  • EUROSUCCESS CONSULTING LIMITED (Cyprus)

  • "Microkosmos" Associazione Culturale Italo-Ellenica per la Formazione (Italy) 

  • Fundacja Instytut Re-Integracji Spolecznej (Poland) 

  • Associacio Programes Educatius Open Europe (Spain)

  • ARTIED Ltd (Bulgaria)

Accessibility to cultural heritage (CH) is not only a basic human right, but also a fundamental strategy for the valorisation and promotion of heritage. "Accessibility of cultural heritage for All" is a multidisciplinary area not widely taught across different European study programmes (according to a preliminary analysis), with relevance to areas such as museology, special education, pedagogics, heritage interpretation, archaeology, history, arts, architecture, inclusive and universal design and ICT. Most of them are separate disciplines that should work hand in hand when speaking about accessibility of CH, but they mostly operate in isolation and do not share teaching practice about the needs of PWD. Therefore, professionals entering positions in museums and galleries are not equipped with the knowledge and experience to make their environments more engaging and accessible.

With the context of the above, the project aims:

- to help museums to have a greater understanding of the needs of PWD visitors and implement necessary changes and improvements in the environment and in attitude

- to share best practices in improving skills and competences of cultural institutions and students to work with PWD in order to improve their access to CH;

- to put forward innovative accessibility solutions, which allow PWD to fully enjoy CH

- to engage PWD as advisors, co-creators and evaluators of proposed accessibility solutions

Open Book

RESULTS

  • CURABILITY PROGRAMME which will be accompanied with: - Museums as Role Models - Webinars for Accessible Curators;

  • The CURABILITY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, a platform containing teaching & learning material regarding cultural accessibility;

  • The CULTURAL VADEMECUMS FROM THE LOCAL TO THE EU LEVEL focusing on the design of the exploitation strategy which will ensure sustainability of products, further exploitation and expansion based on the idea of the 'CURABILITYMOVEMENT';

  • the ON-LINE ASSESSMENT TOOL ‘CURABILITY CHALLENGE' in the form of a GENIE as part of online accessible platform;

  • a strong CAMPAIGN namely "BE CURABLE!".

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