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Accessibility trainings for cultural events and organizations in Helsinki, 29th & 30th November 

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ARMAS welcomes you to learn about accessibility and diversity of culture together with other cultural events, workers, and organizations. The training focuses on the accessibility of culture from the perspective of aging people, and it is organized by the Culture for All Service.

The training is free of charge and aimed towards smaller Helsinki-based cultural initiatives who wish to work on the accessibility of their own activities.


Two trainings with the same content will be held on consecutive days at the Cable Factory in Helsinki. You can choose either of the two dates. 

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday 29.11. at 9:30–14:15  
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday 30.11. at 9:30 –14:15


Venue: Meeting room at café Konttori, Cable Factory.

Address: Kaapeliaukio, 00180 Helsinki. Accessible route to Konttori is through the gate on Tallberginkatu, or through the Glass courtyard.


The main language of the event in Finnish but the training includes an English-speaking slot by a guest speaker.


Konttori is accessible. The meeting room on the 2nd floor of Konttori is accessible via elevator through staircase A.

The most accessible route to Konttori is in the gateway between Cable Factory yard and Tallberginkatu. There is a ramp leading to the Konttori’s café on the 1st floor. The café has access to the 2nd floor by elevator in the next-door staircase (block A). The accessible toilet is located on the 1st floor of Konttori. 

More information about the building’s accessibility of the Cable Factory website.

Base map of the Cable Factory: How to get there (you will be taken to the Cable Factory website). 

The training will be speech-to-text interpreted in Finnish or English, respectively. We will use an induction loop in the training.


Sign up for the course by Monday 21 November with this form (in Finnish). 

A limited number of participants are admitted to the course. The registration is binding.

However, please only come if you are not sick with flu. If you must cancel at the last minute due to illness, we ask that you give your spot forward to another participant, or that your work community sends another participant in your place. This way we minimize the risk that a free of charge course has empty spaces because of absences. 

Further information: 

Ruka Toivonen 

Culture for All service 


tel. 0401990406 (Tue–Fri 09–17) 

ARMAS is an annual festival celebrating creativity in older age. As a nation-wide umbrella organization, ARMAS brings together artists, art organizations, art institutions, care sector and municipal level organizations all over Finland. More information on the ARMAS festival website.

The Culture for All Service provides information and tools for promoting the accessibility, diversity, and equity of cultural services. More information on the Culture for All website

The training gets financial support from the City of Helsinki

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