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Accessibility (Facilities)

The Alliance has compiled this set of accessibility-related resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

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

Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook

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

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.

Overview of Universal Design

The Center for Universal Design shares a number of useful articles that outline universal design in easy to understand terms.

Revised ADA Regulations Implementing Title II and Title III

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.

Universal Design Case Study Collection

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.

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