Be accessible
Outcome:
empowerment of vulnerable groups
City (headquarters):
Siemianowice Śląskie
Voivodeship (headquarters):
małopolskie
Dates:
28-02-2022 - 28-02-2022
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
59 055 EUR
Funding:
59 055 EUR
Outreach:
nationwide
Types of activities:
social actions and campaigns, information activities
Target groups:
persons with disabilities

Each year there are more and more events that are accessible to people with sight and hearing impairments, provided by museums, theatres, television, and film producers. However, there is a shortage of media informing about them. This led us to create the first online database in Poland of events for people who do not have access to culture. The need for a website of this kind is confirmed by the results of a poll we conducted, which shows that as much as 66% of people with sight and hearing impairments find out about accessible events from friends, while at the same time these people have huge potential as an audience for culture: as many as 49% of poll respondents said they would like to visit museums and galleries, 79% would like to go to the theatre, and 98% to the cinema!
Our activities include creation of a website called be accessible, and a public campaign to encourage people with disabilities to take advantage of culture, and cultural institutions to promote their accessibility. The website will consist of a search engine for accessible events, such as films and exhibitions, a search engine for works with audio description, subtitles, and Polish sign language; a database for cultural institutions with information about accessibility and which will be an aid in organizing accessible events; a blog with articles and reviews by persons with disabilities. The project will be created jointly by people with sensory disabilities from various parts of Poland.
The project will increase the number of people with disabilities that take advantage of culture: cinema, theatre, and museums. 300 cultural institutions will improve access to their events. Six people with vision and hearing impairments will be involved in advocacy activities.
Partnership with entities that work to provide accessibility in Poland will mean that our activities truly spread information about accessibility and make attendance easier for those who are excluded.

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