Culture Open mapped the accessibility of the Joensuu Market Square Stage

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Black and white image of Joensuu Market Square stage with a text informing that Culture Open has mapped its accessibility

In August 2019 Culture Open –project was requested by the Joensuu City Cultural Services to map the accessibility of the new Joensuu Market Square Stage. Subsequently, the accessibility mapping of the stage found significant shortcomings in the stage’s accessibility.

The purpose of the mapping was to determine how well the stage and the Market Square area respond to the needs of disabled performers and audience members. The mapping was carried out by the Culture Open Project Coordinator Henna Karhapää with the assistance of the Executive Manager of the City Centre Association Virta, Anne Vänskä.

The report detailing the results of the mapping, as well as suggestions on how to improve the accessibility of the Market Square Stage, was completed in September.

The report is available in Finnish on the Culture Open Project Blog:

Accessibility Mapping of the Joensuu Market Square Stage