Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
Since 2013, the Special Secretariat of Culture supports the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in the realization of the Specialization Course in Cultural Accessibility, which had its 3rd edition in 2018-2019. This is a latu sensu graduate of 360 hours of class over 18 months, with monthly face-to-face activities held in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The objective of the course is to train the largest number of people for the implementation of cultural accessibility in cultural policies, whether cultural managers, in the public and private spheres, teachers, artists, cultural professionals, and agents of social movements – organic actors of civil society institutions that act in the interface art, culture and disability – so that they are aware of the different forms of inclusion, as well as the need for investment in cultural policies to promote accessibility for people with disabilities. This is the only course in Latin America with this theme at the post-graduate level, and its creation is a response to the Brazilian government's commitment to the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Brazilian Law on Inclusion (Statute of persons with disabilities), which provide that cultural services and products, in their various languages, as well as cultural equipment (cinemas, museums, libraries, etc.) are available to everyone.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
The course has already become a reference in the field of training in cultural policies and human rights, as an instrument for debate on the theme of cultural accessibility for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. In its three editions, 130 specialists in cultural accessibility were formed, 60 of which were specialists in the 3rd edition, which ended in June 2019. In addition to its formative character, this latu sensu graduate course has also functioned as an agent of national articulation of entities, institutions, and partnerships in the promotion of cultural accessibility, enabling, including a process of construction and expansion of actions, such as the 18 editions already held by the National Accessibility Meeting.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
US$ 454,222.87 (US$ 410,437.66 in 2017; US$ 43,785.23 in 2018).
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: