Iya Rostomashvili

Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work.
Candidate of psychological sciences, Associate Professor at the Institute of Special Pedagogy and Psychology; expert of the RF Public Chamber Commission on Accessible Environment and Development of Inclusive Practices; manager of the project "Accessibility of sociocultural services for various categories of people with disabilities in cultural institutions and tourism".

Iya Yevgenyevna Rostomashvili graduated from the Hertzen Russian State Pedagogical University, years of study: 1992–1997. She defended a thesis on the topic: "Peculiarities of formation of self-awareness in teenagers under conditions of visual deprivation". Years in post-graduate school: 1997–2000. Total work experience — 25 years, of which teaching experience in higher education is 13 years.

The total number of scientific publications, including those in journals of the Higher Attestation Commission and in journals with the scientometric Russian Science Citation Index — 83, including 8 education method manuals. She is the organizer of research-and-practice conferences, round tables, and seminars aimed at addressing issues of accessibility of museum space for visitors with disabilities. Conducts expert work for implementation of modern inclusive practices in cultural institutions and in the field of tourism. For many years, cooperated with various museums, with representatives of exhibition and tourist spaces, on creating accessible socio-cultural services for various groups of visitors with disabilities. Developer and director of advanced training programs for employees of cultural and tourism institutions on the implementation of inclusive practices in museums and tourism spaces, aimed at ensuring accessibility of their exhibitions and cultural values for this category of visitors. Developer and director of the Theatrical Audio Description School, an advanced training program for theatre professionals aimed at implementing information technology for audio description in order to make various theatrical events accessible to visually impaired people. Provides training for volunteers working in museum spaces on the ethics of interaction with visitors with disabilities.

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