Everyone's Invited Accessibility Consulting

Resource List

Photo: Lindsay Smith, interpreting at the Rothbury Festival.

Table of Contents

  1. EVENT AND FESTIVAL ACCESSIBILITY
  2. AMERICIAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), GENERAL INFO
  3. UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  4. PARKING
  5. SERVICE ANIMALS
  6. EMERGENCY PLANNING
  7. ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE DESIGN
  8. HEARING & VISION
  9. BRAIN-BASED CONDITIONS SUCH AS LEARNING, PSYCHIATRIC, OR COGNITIVE DISABILITIES
  10. EDUCATION
  11. TAX INCENTIVES

1. EVENT AND FESTIVAL ACCESSIBILITY

Bonnaroo Festival - Bonnaroo Access Guide for Fans with Disabilities
www.bonnaroo.com/festival-info/accessibility

New England ADA Center - "Checklist for Existing Facilities" and "Recreational Checklists"
www.adachecklist.org

DOJ - Ticket Sales
www.ada.gov/ticketing_2010.htm

DOJ - Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices
www.ada.gov/opdmd.htm

San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability - Accessible Public Event Checklist
sfgov.org/mod/accessible-public-event-checklist

"A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People with Disabilities"
adata.org/publication/temporary-events-guide

National Endowment for the Arts - Accessibility Resources
www.arts.gov/accessibility/accessibility-resources/publications-checklists-resources

National Endowment for the Arts - "2010 Revised Regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act Titles II and III" and those of interest to cultural arts administrators
www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/NEA-ADA-TipSheet-v2.pdf

National Center on Accessibility - National Trail Surfaces Study
www.ncaonline.org/resources/articles/trails-surfacestudy-finalreport.shtml

2. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), GENERAL INFO

Department of Justice (DOJ) - Information and technical assistance on the ADA
www.ada.gov

The United States Access Board - Advancing full access and inclusion for all
www.access-board.gov

US Access Board - Animations, Americans with Disabilities Act Standards, etc.
www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-ada-standards/guide-to-the-ada-standards/animations

ADA National Network
www.adata.org

ADA Network - ADA Factsheets
www.adata.org/ada-fact-sheet-page

Adaptive Environments
www.adaptiveenvironments.org

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)- Searchable Online Accommodation Resource for advice about accommodating specific types of disabilities
www.askjan.org

Virtual CIL - Directory of Independent Living Centers
www.virtualcil.net/cils/

3. UNIVERSAL DESIGN

The Center For Universal Design - "The Principles Of Universal Design"
www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/design/cud/pubs_p/docs/poster.pdf

Adaptive Environments - Principles of Universal Design
www.adaptiveenvironments.org/universal-design/principles-universal-design

4. PARKING

Check the parking guidelines in your state and town as well as the federal regulations.

DOJ - "ADA Compliance Brief: Restriping Parking Spaces"
www.ada.gov/restriping_parking/restriping2015.html

Access Board - Animation on Parking and Passenger Loading Zones
www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-ada-standards/guide-to-the-ada-standards/animations

5. SERVICE ANIMALS

DOJ - "Service Animals"
www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

DOJ - "Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA"
www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html

The Guide Horse Foundation - See "Why use a mini horse as a blind guide?" half way down on first page.
www.guidehorse.com

6. EMERGENCY PLANNING

ADA National Network Learning Session - "What Large-Scale Planned Events can Teach us About Inclusive Planning for Disasters: Lessons Learned from the 2014 World Series Championship Parade & Civic Celebration in San Francisco"
www.adapresentations.org/webinar.php?id=18

"First Responder Communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSKZHZdflmc

National Weather Service - "Lightening Safety"
www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.shtml

7. ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE DESIGN

W3C - Web Accessibility Initiative - "How people with disabilities use the web"
www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use-web/Overview.html

W3C - "Tips on Designing for Web Accessibility"
www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/tips/designing.html

WebAIM - "Empowering organizations to make their web content accessible to people with disabilities"
www.webaim.org

Karl Groves - List of Web Accessibility-Related Litigation and Settlements.
www.karlgroves.com/2011/11/15/list-of-web-accessibility-related-litigation-and-settlements/

8. HEARING & VISION

DOJ - "Effective Communications"
www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
www.rid.org

Kennedy Center for the Arts - "Assistive Listening Devices for People with Hearing Loss, A Guide for Performing Arts Settings"
www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/guide_alds_KC.pdf

California Department of Social Services - Description of types of sign language interpreters
www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG1952.htm

Hands and Voices - "Deaf Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter—What’s the Difference?"
www.handsandvoices.org/articles/misc/V13-2_interpDiff.htm

American Foundation for the Blind
www.afb.org

National Federation of the Blind
www.nfb.org

American Association of the Deaf-Blind
www.aadb.org

American Council of the Blind - "Best Practices and Guidelines for Large Print"
www.acb.org/large-print-guidelines

American Printing House for the Blind - "APHont™: A Font for Low Vision"
www.aph.org/products/aphont/

9. BRAIN-BASED CONDITIONS SUCH AS LEARNING, PSYCHIATRIC, OR COGNITIVE DISABILITIES

The ARC - For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
www.thearc.org

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

10. EDUCATION

ADA National Network
adata.org/ada-training

US Access Board
www.access-board.gov/training

Ability Magazine - Learn about Justin Dart, Jr., one of the activists who fought for the civil rights of people with disabilities
www.abilitymagazine.com/JustinDart_remembered.html

Disability is Natural - People First Language
www.disabilityisnatural.com/people-first-language.html

R-Word - Stop using the R-Word
www.r-word.org

American Foundation for the Blind - Braille Bug
braillebug.afb.org

Lifeprint.com - American Sign Language University
www.lifeprint.com

Baby Einstein - Videos to learn ASL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABId6zFF7gU

11. TAX INCENTIVES

DOJ - Tax Incentives for Businesses
www.ada.gov/taxincent.htm