• Description

Launched in 2010 within the European Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability, the LHAC is a pilot project focusing on improving the accessibility of historical towns in Europe while at the same time promoting the development of responsible tourism and the protection of cultural heritage. Its main aim is to find innovative ways to reconcile cultural heritage protection and accessibility, which is one of the biggest challenges in Europe regarding accessibility and an important field for the foundation sector to engage in. The initiative, led by the European Foundation Centre (EFC), brings together a group of European foundations and city authorities to tackle the major challenge of making the outdoor spaces and buildings of their cities accessible to persons with disabilities and others who have specific access requirements. This guide is a result of their work.