Who we are
Guarantee access by Deaf and disabled people to culture as a fundamental human right.
We are a company whose goal is to transform the experience of live events for over 1 million Deaf and disabled people living in Portugal. Access Lab is born from the people and for the people. Access Lab stems from people and is for people.
We work in an integrated manner: we do not just want ramps. We need accessible websites, physical access points and programming; inclusive ticketing systems; and audience mediation. Implementing this vision requires cooperation from artists, professionals, politicians, institutions and the Deaf and disabled people themselves. We guarantee such an interaction and we invest in training, communication and impact studies.
This project was born out of the profound belief that culture and entertainment are ideal spaces for maintaining freedom. Transforming the current landscape for Deaf and disabled people requires only a change in attitude. Access Lab is also an advocacy instrument.
2018, United Kingdom: 3.3 million Deaf and disabled people participated in events generating £250,000 in income for the industry.*
*State of Access Report (Attitude is Everything, 2018)
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
3. Good health and well-being
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
16. Peace, justice, and strong institutions