– for Inclusion and Cultural Participation
People with disabilities encounter problems in many everyday situations that make equal access in society difficult if not impossible. These affect wheelchair users, people with hearing or visual impairments, as well as people with intellectual and other disabilities. Many have never been to a museum or cinema in their lives: not for lack of interest, but because there are no suitable provisions and lots of restrictions due to social context.
Additionally, many people share opinions along the lines of: „But why would a blind person need to be able to go to a museum, if they cannot see anything there anyway?” The so-called „mental barriers“ are therefore no less of a problem than the physical ones.
Our international programme „INKuLtur – For Inclusion and Participation in Cultural Life“ aims to change this and supports cultural and social diversity!
Dictionary of Culture in Easy to Understand
As part of the INKuLtur programme, experts in accessible language from the Project „Buro CH“ („Бюро Ч“), Sprachprofis GmbH and Lebenshilfe Hattingen together with the representatives of cultural institutions, created a “Dictionary of Culture in Accessible Language”. The dictionary is currently available in German and Russian.
Policy Paper for Cultural Institutions
The aim of this policy paper is to show you how you can involve and include disabled people as experts at all levels of your cultural institution. We would like to encourage you to promote inclusion by outlining measures for successful collaboration and cooperation.