Education Committee Resources
The Four Rivers Education Committee is happy to share important resources with partners.
Design-for-Accessibility – A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook
Other Resources on ADA and other Compliance Issues:
Handouts from AAM Webinar on Accessibility, “Stories of Inclusion”:
Choosing Words with Dignity: Disabilities Language Guide — People with disabilities, like other minority groups, are actively seeking full civil rights. They want to be accepted in their communities as equals. Your portrayal of individuals with handicapping conditions can greatly affect the public’s perception of their worth. What you write and what you say can enhance the dignity of people with disabilities and can promote positive attitudes about their abilities. Let your descriptive words emphasize the person’s worth and abilities, not the disabling condition. Refer to the person first rather than the disability.
ADA guide to Effective Communication: http://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm
The purpose of the effective communication rules is to ensure that the person with a vision, hearing, or speech disability can communicate with, receive information from, and convey information to, the [site].
Christena Gunther, a consultant, and Founder and Co-Chair of the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium, recommends: “When issues like this arise, it’s helpful to call your regional ADA Center for confidential technical assistance about what your obligations are. I call frequently with questions, and usually I am helped on the phone or called back a day later with an answer. You can locate your ADA center here: https://adata.org/
ADA Standards for Accessible Design: http://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm
Design Standards for Accessible Parking Spaces: Design Standards for Accessible Parking Spaces
Breastfeeding and Maryland Law: Breastfeeding and Maryland Law
Maryland’s Disaster Plan, or “D-Plan”: http://md.dplan.org/data_cx_forms_20110218.PDF
Emergency Response for Heritage Sites, a Presentation by Vicki Lee, Maryland State Archives: Lee MSA Slide Show
Hurricane Preparedness Planning for Businesses: hurricaneplanforbusinesses
Emergency Plan Template for Heritage Sites: Emergency Response Plan Template (Note: this plan is designed to be customized by the individual heritage site or business).