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"Do disabled people have access to the arts?"

Updated: Jan 23

A researcher, an academic and an Accessibility, Translation and Language Technology service provider, the founder and CEO of ATLAS E.P., Dr. Emmanouela Patiniotaki met with Kiki Vasssalou from OW and had a discussion about equal access to art, audiovisual description for the D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people and for people with visual impairments, about the Disabled Artists Movement and how the request for holistic accessibility in culture turned into a right.

Can disabled people access the arts? What is happening in Greece? The arts today are definitely more accessible compared to the past (when they weren't at all accessible). That does not mean, of course, that there is holistic accessibility everywhere.

Portrait photo of Emmanouela Patiniotaki
Dr. Emmanouela Patiniotaki (photo by George Kouzilos)

If you would like to learn more regarding the history of accessibility services in Greece, the role of the Disabled Artists Movement, the situation today and perhaps answer a few questions that you may have regarding accessibility in the arts, you may read the interview following this link.


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