Resources for Accessibility in Arts Organizations
Accessibility is a priority of the Louisiana Division of the Arts.
Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook
Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook is available free of charge for arts organizations. Published by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, this book addresses all aspects of both architectural and programming accessibility for people with disabilities. It's designed not only to help arts organizations comply with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, but also to assist in ensuring that access is an integral part of an organization's mission, planning, programming, outreach, meetings, budgets, and staffing. You may download a copy of the handbook as a PDF file or view it chapter by chapter. Hard copies of the handbook can be ordered through the NASAA website.National Endowment for the Arts Office for AccessAbility
The National Endowment for the Arts' Office for AccessAbility is the advocacy-technical assistance arm of the Arts Endowment, whose mission is to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people living in institutions. The Office for AccessAbility provides a variety of services to accomplish its goals, including:
This is the official source of information and technical assistance about the Americans with Disabilities Act.Disability Access Symbols
This site is an excellent resource for obtaining free standardized graphic symbols for publicity and advertising, both on the Web and in print.Sign Language "Shadow Interpreting" Onstage
The TerpTheatre Web site explains the idea of using sign language interpreters onstage with actors.VSA arts
With a mission of creating a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts, VSA arts both showcases accomplishments of disabled artists and offers education programs to increase disability awareness.Southeast ADA Center
The Southeast ADA Center, located within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, serves as the regional center for an accessibility network of state and local partners from eight Southeast states, including North Carolina. The Southeast ADA Center offers five core services to promote awareness about the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessible information technology, and the rights and abilities of people with disabilities:
Louisiana Division of the Arts Staff Assistance
For other inclusion information, advice, and referrals, contact Pearlie Johnson, at (225) 342-8168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.