Today, thanks to the continuous promotion of accessibility and the legislation in force, professionals in the cultural sector are more aware of the existence of physical barriers to cultural venues. It is also true, though, that the reflection on accessibility does not go much further than the physical issue and, in this case, does not go beyond the need for ramps and adapted bathrooms.

In a sector that has become accustomed to thinking and affirming that there is no interest in culture in Portugal or that the Portuguese are uneducated and uncultured, it is urgent that cultural agents take a more holistic view of what constitutes “accessibility” and become more aware of the barriers, also social and intellectual, that they themselves create.