Beyond the Physical: Barriers to Cultural Participation. A tour around Portugal


Endless, Community Dance Project. Dançando com a Diferença © Júlio Silva Castro

Acesso Cultura (Portugal) considers that, thanks to the continuous promotion of accessibility and the legislation in force, professionals in the cultural sector are more aware now of the existence of physical barriers to cultural venues. However, in addition to the legislation not being implemented, it is also true that our reflection on access does not go much further than the physical aspect and, even in this case, beyond the need for ramps and adapted bathrooms. 

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