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Accessible PracticesAccess PlanExample 2

Example 2 is a worksheet to move furniture that obstructs the pathways in one of the galleries. You can download a PDF version of Example 2, 81/2 inches x 14 inches. You must have Adobe Reader to view a PDF; for assistance in viewing PDF files visit www.astc.org/help.htm.

Location
Gallery 5

ADAAG
Horizontal Circulation, #4.3

Institutional priority
Immediate

Date this worksheet completed
May 5, 2000

Barriers to address and Steps to reach solutions

  • Resources used for this plan: ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings & Facilities, 4.3 "Accessible Route" and 4.4 "Protruding Objects;" Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibitions, pp. 41-46; Everyone's Welcome, pp. 60-69.
  • Barrier 1: Too narrow in 3 spots for a person with a mobility limitation to pass. Solution: Move furniture to widen route or create an alternate route that still provides access to all exhibits.
  • Barrier 2: Two dead ends without sufficient maneuvering clearance to turn. Solution: Move furniture to open up dead ends, widen space to allow a five-foot turning diameter, or provide an alternative experience to the exhibits that are inaccessible.
  • Barrier 3: Four protruding objects not cane-detectable (higher than 27 inches above floor). Solution: Move the protruding objects away from the circulation route, or place cane-detectable barriers under the protrusions.

Staff and others responsible
S. Simon, manager of exhibits
I. Newton, head of operations

Budgetary considerations
Staff time: 2 hours research, 2 hours moving furniture

Start date
May 2000

Expected completion date
June 2000

 

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