From large-scale film festivals to individual film screenings, this booklet will give you resources on accessibility for people with disabilities so the magic of cinema is available to everyone! Accessibility is a journey: use this guide on your path to becoming more accessible.
Through its ten regional centers, the ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our services are tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.
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Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Designed to help organizations not only comply with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, but to assist in making access an integral part of planning, mission, programs, outreach, meetings, budget and staffing. Copies of the book can be ordered through the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies web site. The publication can be downloaded at no charge in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Follow the below guide when using the accessibility symbols at your organization.
Disability Access Symbols
DISABILITY ACCESS SYMBOLS AT GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD
Download the access symbols and learn their meanings from the Graphic Artists Guild website.
With the guidance of trained docents, tactile exhibits offer patrons an opportunity to feel pieces of sculpture or raised line reproductions of pieces of art.
Blind or low vision people may enjoy performing arts, visual arts, television, video, and film that offers live commentary or narration (via headphones and a small transmitter) of visual elements provided by a trained Audio Describer.
Audio Description for the theatre is a live concise description of the action taking place onstage in between dialogue and song. The description is provided by a trained audio describer who is watching the performance offstage.
Below are some common terms relating to accessibility in the arts. This information is copyright free. Readers are encouraged to copy and share it, but please credit the National Arts and Disability Center.