Setúbal's cultural equipment is being equipped with a wide range of solutions designed specifically for people with disabilities, in order to allow all citizens to enjoy the different spaces.
The intervention, developed within the scope of the project “Setúbal – Cultura Sem Barreiras”, which results from a community application to Lisboa 2020 – Lisbon Regional Operational Program, of Portugal 2020, aimed at increasing artistic and cultural actions to enhance civic participation and cultural and heritage enjoyment by the entire population, regardless of the physical or mental conditions of each citizen.
The county's cultural facilities under municipal management, such as the Casa da Cultura, Casa Bocage, the Cinema Charlot – Municipal Auditorium and the S. Julião branch of the Municipal Library, are already equipped with tactile floors, as well as tactile materials, intended for to allow mobility and enjoyment of spaces.
Other spaces will be the target of this intervention, namely Casa Memória Sebastião da Gama, the Municipal Gallery of the Old Bank of Portugal, Casa das Imagens and Corpo Santo.
The equipment of the Setubal municipality already has access ramps, as well as gloves that, without impairing tactile sensitivity, allow you to touch works of art, ergonomic magnifying glasses to improve the reading of texts and subtitles and non-slip tapes or paints on the stairs.
The municipality's cultural spaces will soon also facilitate wheelchair users, plans with reliefs and in Braille for each building are planned, a measure that allows blind or partially sighted people to be pre-oriented before each visit.
The Luísa Todi Municipal Forum, the largest concert hall in the municipality of Setúbal, will now have a magnetic ring available to capture sound and transmit it directly to hearing aids, without interference, with the municipality guaranteeing a second unit, portable in nature , intended to support the various cultural events that take place in the territory of the municipality.
The Municipal Public Library will now have three computer stations with an enlarged keyboard and ergonomic mouse, a printer and scanner for Braille and a fixed magnifying glass to enable autonomous reading of documents.
Overall, all these measures will be available to the public during 2023.