Access to cultural heritage is not only a basic human right, but also a fundamental strategy for enhancing and promoting cultural heritage. Furthermore cultural heritage inevitably plays a key role in creating a European community, and in building the future of an inclusive and cohesive Europe.
At the same time, even though heritage accessibility is a multidisciplinary field, we see how different disciplines such as museology, pedagogy, and inclusive design, for example, continue to work in isolation and without establishing a dialogue, leaving a lack of common teaching practices for the needs of people with disabilities, and an absence of experience and knowledge about making spaces and experiences accessible.
Curability main goals are:
- To propose innovative accessibility solutions that enable people with disabilities to fully benefit from cultural heritage.
- To help museums develop a better understanding of the needs of visitors with disabilities and implement the necessary environmental and attitudinal changes and improvements.
- To share best practises to improve the skills and competencies of cultural institutions in working with people with disabilities to improve their access to cultural heritage.
- To engage people with disabilities as advisors, co-designers, and evaluators of proposed accessibility solutions.
To learn about the project, check Curability website: https://www.curability.eu/