“Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” project has prepared an online culture accessibility guide “Kaunas for all”. This is the first publication of its kind dedicated to cultural organizations, objects managers, and event organizers to make cultural objects and events more accessible for all social groups, especially those with special needs.

The guide is free to use for all cultural organisations, event programmers and curators in Lithuania and other countries; it aims at rethinking one’s surroundings and opening oneself to new audiences. Signage system was created by design agency “Critical”.

“It became clear that a lot of people in our society have to plan their cultural activities and time out thoroughly; they cannot improvise as they have to make sure they can actually get into a building; assure the content is suitable is for them, and so forth; we also received some particular advice – for example, white text in a black background is better for those with a disability of visibility than vice versa,“ Jonas Liugaila, one of the founders of branding and service design agency Critical, says.

We invite you to use and share this guide with colleagues, partners or clients.


Programme curator:

Gediminas Banaitis-Skrandis

gediminas@kaunas2022.eu