Apropa Cultura, committed to accessibility 

We are aware that there are still barriers, both visible and invisible, to access culture. At Apropa Cultura we all want culture to be accessible to everybody in various ways: 

  • Reducing the economic barrier: At Apropa Cultura we offer a wide range of shows and cultural activities at accessible prices for entities that work with people at risk of social exclusion or with disability.
  • In a normal way, inclusively: we open the doors of theatres, museums, concert halls and festivals around Catalonia to give access to their regular programme. 
  • Comfortably: We offer a website where the cultural promoters’ full programmes are centralized and can be consulted with the guidance and support of our team and the Apropa Cultura coordinators in the different cultural programmers centres?. 
  • Informing about the conditions of accessibility: all the programmers work towards reducing the barriers to accessibility in the cultural centres and at the shows according to the different needs. The commitment of the Apropa Cultura website is to inform about the conditions of accessibility to the different places and shows in the programme, so that the social entities or services can make a good choice.  
  • As a right: Apropa Cultura is bringing the right of access to the fore. Accessible culture is not charity. It is dignity. It is the ability to make a cultural choice, and make it in advance. 

Access to the cultural programme is emotion, creativity and health. It is transforming, and represents the beginning of future inclusive culture projects. Culture must be an everyday event for everyone. This is why we exist, and why we have created this website. 

Apropa Cultura is committed to accessibility at all levels:

  • The accessibility of the website 
  • The accessibility of the cultural centres
  • The accessibility of the shows and activities

Apropa Cultura website accessibility

This website is in accordance with the guidelines defined by the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) working group for its Double-A level. At present, the great majority of pages reach this Double-A level.

Accessibility statement

Close to Culture has committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 26 and Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7.

This accessibility statement applies to

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with Royal Decree 1112/2018, of September 7, due to the exceptions and lack of compliance with the aspects indicated below.

Content not accessible

The content below is not accessible for the following reasons:

Lack of conformity with Royal Decree 1112/2018, of September 7

  • Color contrast in some web contexts: Accessibility enabled on all pages can be turned on to change the page style to one that provides more contrast.
  • Continuous Motion Images: Accessibility enabled on all pages can be enabled to pause videos and animations.

Disproportionate load

Does not apply.

The content does not fall within the scope of applicable legislation

  • Content from third parties not under the control of the body responsible for the web: some content is introduced by cultural programmers and some images may not contain ALT. We are working to make all this content accessible as well.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared as of December 1, 2022.

The method used to prepare the statement was an evaluation carried out by Òmada Interactiva SLL with external accessibility evaluation tools (Wave Evaluation Tool and Siteimprove Accessibility Checker).

Statement last revised: December 1, 2022.

Observations and contact details

Communications about accessibility requirements (article 10.2.a of Royal Decree 1112/2018) can be made through our contact form.

Communications can be for:

  • Report any possible breach by this website.
  • Transmit other content access difficulties.
  • Formulate any other query or improvement suggestion regarding the accessibility of the website.

Indicate the following aspects in the form:

  • URL of the content.
  • Detail of inaccessible content.
  • Format in which you need the information.

Application procedure

The application procedure set out in article 13 of Royal Decree 1112/2018 can be started in the Accessible content on the web procedure through the Claim an application modality.

If, once a request for accessible information or a complaint has been made, it has been dismissed, you do not agree with the decision taken or the response does not meet the requirements of article 12.5 of RD 1112/2018 , a claim can be initiated by:

  • know and oppose the reasons for the rejection;
  • urge the adoption of the appropriate measures in case of disagreement with the decision adopted;
  • state the reasons why it is considered that the response does not meet the required requirements.

A complaint can also be initiated if 20 working days have passed without receiving any response.

What help have we made available to you to ensure that the website is accessible? 

How to increase the font size

If you need to increase the font size, you can use the tools of the navigator and zoom in or zoom out as needed through the following key combination. If you press the Ctrl key and the + key on the numeric keypad, the content you see on the screen will get larger. You can do this as many times as you need. If you press the Ctrl key and the - key on the numeric keypad, the content you see on the screen will get smaller. To return to the original version, press the Ctrl key and number 0 of the numeric keypad. To sum up:

  • Ctrl + +: zoom in
  • Ctrl + -: zoom out
  • Ctrl + 0: restores the size to the original version

Advanced accessibility functionality

On all pages we have the option to make them more accessible by clicking on the floating button icon on the left side of the screen. By clicking on any of the options, the navigation will automatically change to the selected one.

Image of the location of the accessibility functionality folded and unfolded

Specific typography for people with dyslexia

To make reading easier for people with dyslexia, the Apropa Cultura website offers you a link that will allow you to see the web with a typography specially designed for people with dyslexia.

Versions with high contrast 

The Apropa Cultura website has been designed taking into account recommendations for accessibility regarding colour contrast and AA accessibility guidelines regarding colour. If you have vision difficulties, the Apropa Cultura website offers you high-contrast versions of the web, with the following combinations:

  • Black text on white background
  • White text on blue background
  • White text on black background

Keyboard shortcuts

The Apropa Cultura website offers keyboard shortcuts to facilitate access to certain contents for those people who use the keyboard to browse. To access these shortcuts, the combination of keys will depend on the browser you are using.

  • Chrome in Windows: Alt
  • Chrome in Mac: Ctrl+⌥ Opt
  • Firefox: Alt + ⇧ Shift
  • Internet Explorer / Edge: Alt

In addition to the key corresponding to your browser and operating System, you must use the following keys to access the different navigation tools and main sections:

  • S – Direct access to content
  • 0 – Page about accessibility
  • 1 – Home page
  • 2 – Direct access to the main menu
  • 3 –Programming
  • 4 –Regulations social entities
  • 5 –Programmers Program Terms and Fees
  • 6 – Log in / sign out
  • 7 – Access to the control panel
  • 8 – Register as a social centre
  • 9 – Contact form

Information about accessibility in the main sections of the Apropa Cultura website

The Apropa Cultura website has a public area and a restricted access area that serves as a meeting point between social centres and programmers of cultural offers.  

In the public area you will find the following sections:

  • Apropa Cultura: Here are the information about the project and awareness campaigns, the Close to Culture Blog, press material and communication resources, presentation of the Close to Culture team and information on web access..
  • Programmes: In this section you will find the full cultural offer. You have at your disposal a search engine with a powerful filtering tool that will allow you to search by location, cultural centre, genre, as well as accessibility features that are available in each show or activity. Keep in mind that, several times a year, we open booking periods so that social centres can plan cultural trips with their users.You will also find the reservations section: Direct and by invitation as well as the presentation days and tips to enjoy the experience.
  • Training: Here you will find both the offer of courses organized by Close to Culture and the training resources open to everyone. These courses and resources deal with two main topics: educating through art and accessibility.
    • The course “Educa amb l’Art” (Educate with the Arts) is specially designed for workers in social centres who seek to use the arts as a tool in their social and educational work.
    • Accessibility The Accessibility Conferences aimed at cultural facilities professionals so that they know the new tools and methodologies related to accessibility and are prepared to welcome groups with specific needs
  • In the Social Entities section you can find out how the program works, who we are targeting and the regulations and participation fees.
  • Cultural Promoters: in this section you will find all the information to participate in the program, the current network that already participates in Apropa and the conditions and participation fees.
  • Contact: If you have any doubts, suggestions or would like to be part of the Close to Culture network, please contact us by using the form.

Accessibility for the cultural centres and shows 

Accessibility for the cultural centres

In the information box of each cultural centre you will find the main access features offered by each centre. You can find out if the centre in which the activity is happening has:

  • Adapted public transport nearby 
  • Adapted parking spaces
  • Places available for wheelchairs
  • Adapted lifts and elevators
  • Accessible toilets 
  • Magnetic loops 
  • Information in easy reading version
  • Information in Braille

Most of the cultural centres have a page about accessibility where you can find more information about the centre’s access facilities.

Accessibility for shows and activities

The shows and activities offered through Apropa Culture have specific information about accessibility, so that you can choose what is most appropriate for you. The following details are shown for each session:

  • The number of places available for wheel chairs. 
  • If the show or activity has an audio-description. 
  • If the show has subtitles 
  • If the show or guided visit is accompanied by sign language 
  • If there are touchable materials available for people with limited vision.
  • If the hall has magnetic loops or induction loops. (This is a sound system that transforms the audio signal to a magnetic field that is captured by the audiphones, which transform the magnetic field into sound within the user’s ear. This way the sound is isolated from echoes and ambient noise so that the user receives a clean, clear and intelligible sound at a volume that is appropriate for each individual.) 
  • If the activities or shows are put on as ‘relaxed performances’, appropriate, for example, for people with autism.
  • If the activity has information available in Braille. 
  • If the activity or show has materials in easy reader versions.  

In addition, during the booking process, the social centre specifies the characteristics of the group that will attend the activity or show, so that the cultural programmer can accommodate the participants in the best possible manner, taking into account their specific needs. The social educator can even ask to visit the cultural centre in advance or, if it is possible, request a pause during the activity if the characteristics of the group require it.

Help us improve accessibility

Accessibility is a process of constant improvement. We are aware that we still have a long way to go in terms of accessibility. For this reason, we encourage you to send us any suggestion for improvement through our contact form, to help improve both the accessibility of our website and the information about accessibility that we provide for those who come to see Apropa Cultura shows.

In addition, for the social centres, once you have attended an activity or show, we will send you a short questionnaire, with which you can send us your comments about the accessibility of the cultural centre or the show or activity, as well as how suitable the show was for your users.