Culture barrier-free Munich starts

For people with disabilities, visiting a cultural event is often associated with many imponderables. What kind of building can I expect? How big are the toilets, what is the floor like? Is on-site support possible? Are there subtitles? To meet this need for information, we have over the past two years on behalf of the Department of Culture together with the cbf – Club for the Disabled and their Friends eV the website www.kultur-barrierefrei-muenchen.de  

Comprehensive information is available there immediately 250 Munich cultural sites to find.

To collect the information reliably, we visited Munich venues and systematically evaluated their accessibility for people in wheelchairs, people with walking disabilities, the deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, people with learning difficulties and people with mental and emotional disabilities. The available information on the individual cultural sites is published on the website and is continuously updated. The use of the site itself is also barrier-free.

The website "Culture without barriers in Munich" was developed as part of the second action plan to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in close cooperation with the City of Munich Advisory Board for the Disabled and the cbf (Club of disabled people and their friends registered association).

Through our mediation work and direct contact with our guests, we have gained numerous experiences with psychological and physical barriers for participation in cultural events over the years - a good prerequisite for the supervision of such a project. Our large cultural partner network was also very helpful in the development of www.kultur-barrierefrei-muenchen.de. 

More on that in the press release and in the City Hall review.