Iowa Arts Council - Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Accessibility


Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Standards

ADA Standards for Accessible Design 

Accessibility Planning Guide: A Step-by-step Approach

Communicating, Working With & Writing About People With Disabilities

Disability Etiquette: Equal Treatment, Not Special Treatment

Disability Access Symbols 

Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook
Designed to help organizations not only comply with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, but also assist in making access an integral part of planning, mission, programs, outreach, meetings, budget and staffing. 
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Accessibility Planning and Resource Guide for Cultural Administrators
An online companion to the printed text Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook (2003). The Guide provides guidance to cultural administrators on how to achieve accessible and inclusive programming for everyone including individuals with disabilities and older adults. 
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The Accessible Museum: Model Programs of Accessibility for Disabled and Older People
By the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Association of Museums, 1993. Profiles a wide variety of museums, including art, natural history, and historic museums that have exemplary accessibility programs.

National Arts and Disability Center
A resource, information and training center dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of persons with disabilities into the visual, performing, literary, and media arts communities.

Arts Midwest Accessibility Center
A comprehensive set of tools, links, and upcoming opportunities related to accessibility in arts organizations.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Office for AccessAbility
A list of accessibility resources, checklists, programming ideas, promotional and media resources.

VSA of Iowa
VSA arts of Iowa is a nonprofit organization that provides educational arts opportunities by, with and for people with disabilities and at risk.