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The UAB to offer a MOOC in accessibility to the performing arts
The UAB and the members of the European project Accessible Culture&Training will offer a new MOOC entitled Accessibility to the Scenic Arts in collaboration with the Catalan Government's Ministry for Culture. The course is already available in English on the Coursera platform.
The Accessible Culture&Training (ACT) project has created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on accessibility to the performing arts. Under the title of Accessibility to the Scenic Arts, the new MOOC is free and open to a diverse and wide audience, available in English on the online education platform Coursera. The course last seven weeks.
In these seven weeks students will learn what accessibility is and the key elements in making stage and music equipment accessible. Students will learn about specific accessibility services, accessible communication and events management. Once the course is completed, students will have the possibility to obtain a certificate issued by the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA).
The course will be given by Pilar Orero and Anna Matamala, lecturers from the Department of Translation and Interpreting and East Asian Studies, and by Sharon Black, lecturer in Translation and Interpreting at Queen's University, Belfast.
The Accessible Culture&Training project
The Accessible Culture&Training (ACT) proposes the definition of a new professional profile, that of the "Media Accessibility Expert/Manager for the Scenic Arts", and also the various types of training activities associated to this professional. The project focuses on promoting equal opportunities and accessibility to cultural events (scenic arts) across countries and languages searching to establish and qualify the profile of accessibility expert to empower all citizens and especially people with disabilities.
The ACT is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union and includes the following members: the UAB, the Ministry for Culture of the Government of Catalonia, Transit Projectes, The European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA), the Belgium NTGent theatre company and the INTER accessibility agency, The University of Antwerp, Belgium; the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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