Consultancy

Access Culture provides consultation to individuals and organisations that wish to promote physical, social and intellectual access to cultural venues and cultural programming.

Our services include:

  • Access audits and support in the implementation of the resulting recommendations;
  • Implementation of services of Audiodescription, interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language, Relaxed Sessions, Augmentative and Alternative Communication;
  • Adaptation of texts in plain language;
  • Review of websites and implementation of web accessibility standards;
  • Audience studies and evaluation.

Communication (plain language)

  • Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon (2017)
    Consultancy for the temporary exhibition “Os Deuses Debruçam-se do Parapeito da Escada – Artworks from the Casa Fernando Pessoa collection”
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon (2017)
    Consultancy for the temporary exhibition “Racism and Citizenship”

Communication (social media) 

  • General Direction of Cultural Heritage, Lisbon (2017)
    Support in the implementation of Instagram

Audience studies

  • Maria Matos Municipal Theatre, Lisbon (2017)
    Qualitative evaluation of the relationship between the public and this Theatre’s programming, presented as part of the European Network House on Fire programming. Final report

Accessible programming

  • IndieLisboa (2018)
    Consultancy in the implementation of relaxed sessions
  • Monstra – Lisbon Animated Film Festival | Cinema São Jorge (2018)
    Consultancy in the implementation of relaxed sessions
  • Porto International Puppet Festival, Porto (2017)
    Consultancy in the implementation of new services: Portuguese Sign Language and Relaxed Sessions
  • Doclisboa, Lisbon (2017)
    Consultancy in the implementation of new services: Relaxed Sessions
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon (2017)
    Consultancy in the implementation of new services: Portuguese Sign Language and Audiodescription

Physical Access Audits

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2018)
    Access audit regarding people with reduced mobility to and in the exhibition “Ver com Outros Olhos”
  • National Railway Museum, Entroncamento (2017)
    Access audit regarding people with reduced mobility; general access consultancy
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon (2017)
    Consultancy regarding access in the refurbishment of Casa Fernando Pessoa.
  • Partners of the project “Historic Lisbon for All”, Lisbon (2016)
    A project of Cooperativa Milacessos e financed by the programme Bip Zip of the Municipality of Lisbon. We carried out access audits in 5 spaces: Museu de Santo António, Museu do Aljube, Museu do Teatro Romano, Museu do Fado, Panteão Nacional.
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon (2015)
    Access Audit regarding people with reduced mobility, visual impairments and Deaf people.
  • Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (2015)
    Access Audit regarding people with reduced mobility, visual impairments and Deaf people.
  • National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon (2013)
    Access Audit regarding people with reduced mobility, visual impairments and Deaf people.
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