Escola de Gente is a theatre project that works on the full inclusion of persons with disabilities not only by enabling them to visit and enjoy theatre, but also by actively participating in creating an inclusive culture by publishing all kind of accessible material and advocating for an inclusive education system.
- Cultural inclusion through accessible theatre
- Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion
- Country of Implementation
- Latin America & Caribbean
- South America
- First published
“Culture without accessibility is a sad reality; persons with disabilities, including children, lack not only access to information, but also to inspiration.” Claudia WERNECK
Escola de Gente enables actors and audience members with and without disabilities to participate in and enjoy theatre. It publishes accessible materials, conducts research, organises communication workshops for youths and advocates for an inclusive education system. The stories told on stage address themes like discrimination and inclusion. Descriptive subtitling, sign language interpreters, audio description, programs in Braille and multimedia materials play an essential part.
Visiting and enjoying theatre plays is not an easy activity for persons with disabilities. Actively participating in creative cultural activities and theatre is even more difficult for children and young adults with disabilities.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Inclusive theatre plays and workshops provide access to culture and inspiration