Accessibility Standards for Comtemporary Art and Cultural Activities
Accessibility is always considered as a tool to integrate handicapped people into social and cultural life by breaking down barriers which are physical obstacles in first place.
Other aspects of disadvantage and exclusion such as gender, cultural background, education, age or even legal barriers are not taken in proper account so far.
The ASCA project aims to extend the concept of accessibility towards the field of arts and culture in order to create an attractive cultural and artistic life which is more suitable to a broader public within Europe.
Thereby ASCA is focussed to create professional tools for workers and decision-makers in the cultural industry and the cultural institutions and last but not least the tourist labour market.
The goal of this European research project is to publish guidelines for the consideration of a larger range of aspects of accessibility in the concept, creation and communication of artistic and cultural events as well as to promote an idea of culture which is not strictly academic but suitable and accessible for a bigger audience.