The project JARCULTUR is a cross-border cooperation project between Spain and Portugal, of the programme INTERREG V-A Cross-border cooperation Spain-Portugal with the aim of carrying out activities of conservation, protection, improvement and promotion of two historic gardens: the Béjar Forest (Salamanca) and the Bussaco Forest (Central Region of Portugal).
In addition, it aims to create a set of natural and cultural spaces of interest to Spain and Portugal and to establish tourist routes adapted to new technologies that also take into account the needs of people with difficulties in understanding their surroundings.
In order to provide people with difficulties in understanding the environment, access to relevant information about these spaces and thus enjoy the experience of visiting them under equal conditions as the rest of the population, the project JARCULTUR has promoted the adaptation of a tourist guide with pictograms of ARASAAC on the Historic Gardens of Béjar and Bussaco.
This guide has beentranslated into three languages (Spanish, Portuguese and English)and a didactic unit has been prepared in Spanish on the Béjar Forest, as support material for the interpretation of said environment and the consolidation of the learning made during the visit, thus contributing to the promotion of accessible tourismwithin the countries in which these environments are framed (Spain and Portugal).
As a noteworthy point, note the incorporation of messages focused on detail with marked sensory weight and a great equivalence with the spatial journey that is made during the visit. However, the main consideration of this project is the active participation of people with autism in the development of the guide, both in the content validation phase and in the translation of the same into different languages.
The Castilla y León Autism Federation has acted as the coordinating entity. In addition, he has participated in the design, execution and evaluation of all phases of the project.
From ARASAAC, we convey our congratulations to all the institutions involved in the initiative and our thanks for trusting in our pictograms to carry it out.
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