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Online Seminar “Accessibility of Cultural Spaces”

4 August 2020

What exactly are we talking about when we discuss the accessibility of cultural spaces? About physical space only?

The new experience of the quarantine focused the attention to web accessibility. Most museums, theaters, libraries, and cultural centers communicated with the audience mainly through the Internet.

Website accessibility, easy navigation, design and content are as important to the audience of cultural institutions as well as architectural accessibility. Web accessibility is even more important for people with disabilities.

This year, the Holodomor Museum is implementing the project “Accessible site — accessible museum” with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. We adapt the museum’s official website to international web accessibility standards. Everyone, including people with disabilities and the elderly, will have comfortable access to information about the museum, its theme, as well as educational activities.

That is why we are initiating a conversation about the accessibility of cultural institutions. We invite representatives of museums, cultural institutions and all those interested in the topic of accessibility to an online seminar, which will take place on September 29.

Everyone can take part in the seminar and become a speaker.
In order to become a speaker, we ask you to:

  1. Explain in a video (up to 10 minutes) about the accessibility experience you personally or the institution you represent have. The topics of the video can be architectural accessibility and universal design, web accessibility, adaptation of educational programs of museums for children, people with disabilities or the elderly, or any other experience of implementing inclusive elements.
  2. Share this video on your Facebook page by tagging the Holodomor Museum and put a hastag #ДоступнийСайтДоступнийМузей, OR send it to [email protected].
  3. Register in Google form: https://forms.gle/81SYDD3UooJZx4Gb8.

The videos will be published on the Youtube page of the Holodomor Museum in the “Accessibility” section, which will create a platform for sharing experiences and knowledge. At the seminar, each speaker will be able to present the material of the video, as well as take part in the discussion.

To participate, you only need to register in the Google form: https://forms.gle/81SYDD3UooJZx4Gb8.

If you have any questions, you can write to us at [email protected] or call 044-254-45-12.

Let’s make culture accessible together!