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Facilities & Risk Management

Museums need to consider elements of DEAI in all areas of museum practice, including in facilities & risk management.


2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

The U.S. Department of Justice shares 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessible design.

ADA Document Portal

The American with Disabilities Act National Network provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Document Portal. Museums can find personalized resources and assistance through one of the ten regional centers located through the United States.

ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials

The U.S. Department of Justice provides copies of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) statute as well as technical assistance for specific topics, such as service animals in public accommodations and parking lot requirements.

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago provides a webpage devoted to its accessible programs and services.

Audio Description Project

The American Council of the Blind provides this site with detailed resources to create better audio description tours for people who are blind or have low vision.An audio description tour at a museum should assist in leading visitors from exhibit to exhibit, and emphasize should be on size, shape, color, texture, and detail.

Bullock Museum

The Bullock Museum provides a webpage about its accessible programs and services, including website accessibility guides.

Disability Access Symbols

Graphic Artists Guild Foundation provides graphics package of 12 major access symbols, available online or on computer disk, designed to help organizations better advertise their accessible programs and facilities.

Making Historic Properties Accessible

The National Park Service (NPS) offers a Preservation Brief focused on Making Historic Properties Accessible. It underscores the need to balance accessibility and historic preservation and offers several practical solutions. It also includes a section on historic landscapes and a short bibliography.

New York Transit Museum

The New York Transit Museum provides a webpage devoted to its accessible services.

Overview of Universal Design

Center for Universal Design shares articles on what universal design is and how organizations can use this system to make sites more accessible.

Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum provides a webpage devoted to its accessible services.

Revised ADA Regulations Implementing Title II and Title III

The U.S. Department of Justice provides fact sheets summarizing the changes to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations effective March 2011.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum provides a webpage devoted to its accessible services.

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art provides a webpage devoted to its accessible services.

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