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:

  • Strategic planning
  • 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.

Our portfolio:

STRATEGIC PLANNING

COMMUNICATION (clear language)

  • Casa Fernando Pessoa (2019)
    Texts of the new permanent exhibition
  • Vila Nova de Famalicão Museum Network (2019)
    Publication “Defining the museum: from necessity to challenge”
  • Route of the Romanesque (2018)
    Consultoria na elaboração dos textos do novo Centro de Interpretação do Românico
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisboa (2018)
    Texts for the new wbsite
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon (2017)
    Temporary exhibition “Os Deuses Debruçam-se do Parapeito da Escada – Artworks from the Casa Fernando Pessoa collection”
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon (2017)
    Temporary exhibition “Racism and Citizenship”

COMMUNICATION (web)

  • Artemrede (2019)
    Implementation of the web accessibility norms in the development of the new website
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa (2018)
    Revision of the web accessibility norms in the new website.
  • 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

  • Doclisboa (2019) | Cinema São Jorge
    Implementation of audiodescription and relaxed sessions
  • AURA Festival (2019)
    Audiodescription of the guided tour
  • IndieJúnior 2019 | Cinema São Jorge
    Implementation of relaxed sessions
  • Culturgest – “100% Lisboa” (2019)
    Implementação of audiodescription and interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language
  • Gulbenkian e o Cinema Português III (2018)
    Implementation of audiodescription and interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language.
  • Doclisboa 2018 | Cinema São Jorge
    Implementation of audiodescription and relaxed sessions.
  • IndieJúnior 2018 | Cinema São Jorge
    Implementation of relaxed sessions
  • Monstra – Lisbon Animated Film Festival | Cinema São Jorge (2018)
    Implementation of relaxed sessions
  • Porto International Puppet Festival, Porto (2017)
    Implementation of interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language and relaxed sessions
  • Doclisboa, Lisbon (2017)
    Implementation of relaxed sessions
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon (2017)
    Implementation of interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language and audiodescription

ACCESS AUDITS

  • Museu Municipal Carlos Reis (2019)
    Access audit regarding people with reduced mobility and evaluation of communication tools
  • Teatro Meridional | EGEAC (2019)
    Access audit regarding peoplewith reduced mobility
  • LU.CA Luís de Camões Theatre (2018)
    Access audit regarding people with reduced mobility and evaluation of communication tools
  • 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.