MAP, the Media Accessibility Platform, is a unified atlas charting the worldwide landscape of research, policies, training and practices in this field. MAP aims to make media accessible to all, regardless of sensorial and linguistic barriers.
Ever since the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006, media accessibility has become a key issue in the worldwide agenda on social and cultural inclusion policies, practices and research. Institutions and the civil society have produced a massive amount of information on media accessibility from a variety of perspectives, that is constantly – and rapidly – increasing. Unfortunately, most of this information cannot be easily found and accessed because it is fragmented amongst different repositories and languages. This is having a negative impact on the development of a unified research and policy agenda that can tackle the challenge of creating a globally-inclusive society.
With this in mind, MAP’s MISSION is to provide a unified atlas charting the worldwide landscape of media accessibility through the creation of a structured platform that acts as a hub for research, policies, training and practices in this field.