I hope you are doing well in those crazy times. I have some news that I would like to share with you today.
Even though the present situation is absolutely devastating for almost everyone in the cultural and creative industries - especially for those working in and relying on the live sector - this time can also be used as an opportunity to rethink existing structures and to make the infrastructure of live events more inclusive and accessible for disabled people in the future, both offline and online.
We partnered up with Handiclapped - Kultur Barrierefrei e.V. to organize an inclusive 48-hour online hackathon with the goal to leverage the technological possibilities available to us today to develop digital open-source tools that can help to break down some of the existing accessibility barriers to live-events, like concerts, for people with special needs. We call it the "BREAKATHON" and it's already happening next Friday on November 27.
Smart and creative developers of all kinds from all around the globe are invited to join us and use their skills for social good as we are trying to solve quite a few challenges which people with handicaps still have to overcome in order to see their favourite bands or go to a theatre.