I am thrilled to work on this new project, ‘Engage and Interact’ (2018/2019). It is a research and development project led by Jo-anne Cox, an exceptional cellist and a great person to work with.
The aim is to create a multi-sensory and interactive cello performance, where access features are enhancing the aesthetics of the show and offer new ways for audiences to experience and engage with the performance.
The process is exciting and each step is revealing something beautiful in this project. Below is a short clip from the first development day in November 2018:
Throughout 2016 – 2017 I worked on ‘visits4u’, an 18-month project on inclusive tourism, on behalf of the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE). It was co-funded by the COSME Programme of the European Union.
The pillar of ‘visits4u’ was to build capacity of the tourism sector across the partners’ regions in six European countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Spain and the UK. This was achieved through training activities that increased awareness and skills in developing inclusive tourism provision.
Following on from these activities, a series of online tools and resources has been developed, which are available for free via the project’s website: Access Guides, Case Studies and Online Training Modules for tourism businesses.
The project also introduced the use of information in Easy Read and Sign Languages (national ones and International Signs) in the production and promotion of tourism packages. Click here to find out more.
Published articles in the Access by Design journal, written by Foteini Galanopoulou, European Project Manager for CAE: Issue 146, in PDF and WORD (text only) – Issue 147, in PDF and WORD (text only).