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.
Audio description (AD) provides visual information to people who are blind or have low vision. During the show, trained audio describers supply any pertinent visual content, telling patrons about the costumes, sets, lighting, characters, and movement on stage. In addition to offering information about visual content, audio description offers a measure of independence to people with vision loss. No longer do they have to rely on a companion to tell them what’s happening onstage.
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is designated in each of New Jersey's 21 counties to serve as the primary entity responsible for developing comprehensive, coordinated systems of community-based services for older adults.
AAAs also serve as Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) lead agencies in their county, ensuring seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers have easy access to information and long term services and supports.
The role of the AAAs includes:
A service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Tasks performed can include, among other things, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped items, alerting a person to a sound, reminding a person to take medication, or pressing an elevator button.
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).
Employees or customers who have disabilities will feel most comfortable at your place of business if you consider these suggestions for effective communication.
This material is based in part on Achieving Physical and Communication Accessibility, a publication of the National Center for Access Unlimited, and Community Access Facts, an Adaptive Environments Center publication.
Large Print is text that a minimum of 14 point type or greater. Depending upon the application, greater type size may be required. Where possible, it is recommended to use 18 point to 24 point type. Large print programs are beneficial and can easily be produced on your computer or copier.
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.