Accessibility (Facilities)

Accessible Practices

Association of Science-Technology Centers

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) has a comprehensive resource titled Accessible Practices. It outlines an 11-step process to help match the institution’s capabilities with the needs of the audience while remaining in compliance with the law.

Overview of Universal Design

Center for Universal Design

Center for Universal Design shares articles on universal design.

Universal Design Case Study Collection

Institute for Human Centered Design

The Institute for Human Centered Design provides resources to help organizations achieve legally required accessibility and promotes best practices in human-centered, or universal design. The website includes a Universal Design Case Study Collection for organizations.

Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The NEA shares its Cultural Administrator’s Handbook which is 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. (PDF, 171 pages)

Making Historic Properties Accessible

National Park Service

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.

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

U.S. Department of Justice

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

ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials

U.S. Department of Justice

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

Information and Technical Assistance

U.S. Department of Justice

This site provides helpful tools and information related to the American with Disabilities Act.

Revised ADA Regulations Implementing Title II and Title III

U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice provides New Fact Sheets that summarize the changes to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations effective March 2011, with compliance required by March 2012.

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