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Accessible PracticesAccess PlanExample 1

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Effective Communication 36.301 to 36.310 (Title III Regulations)

Institutional priority

Date this worksheet completed
February 15, 2000

Barriers to address
Make information in bimonthly newsletter accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.

Steps to reach solutions, Start date, and Expected completion date

  • Resources used for this plan:
    • ADA Fact Sheet 2: Providing Effective Communication
    • Title III Technical Assistance Manual, section 4.3200
    • Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design, "Checklist for Publications," Appendix
    • Everyone's Welcome, published by American Association of Museums, pp. 13-15, 25, 27, 52, 123
    • Design for Accessibility: An Arts Administrator's Guide, Tab 21 and Tab 22

  • Collect samples of alternate formats (large print, Braille, audio tape, electronic documents on disk or online) produced in-house and by other organizations. Talk with staff responsible for administering these services. Start: March 2000. Expected completion: May 2000.

  • Consult with potential users; use collection of samples of alternate formats as basis for conversation. Start: April 2000. Expected completion: June 2000.

  • Research providers of alternate formats, including costs and time needed to produce the materials. Research feasibility of producing various alternate formats in-house. Start: May 2000. Expected completion: June 2000.

  • Decide which format(s) best suit the needs of users and of science center. Decide who will produce the format(s). Start: June 2000. Expected completion: July 2000.

  • Send electronic and hard copies of newsletters to alternate format provider. Distribute newsletter in alternate formats. Start: Ongoing, start with Sep/Oct 2000 issue. Expected completion: Ongoing, start with Sep/Oct 2000 issue.

Staff and others responsible
J. Bird, Arts Education and Accessibility Coordinator

Budgetary considerations
  • Staff time: 16 hours to research providers of alternate formats; 4 hours/newsletter to prepare for alternate format provider

  • Alternate format provider fees
    • Studio time for recording audio tapes: $75/issue
    • Set up for disk format: $25/issue
    • Production time: $25/issue
    • Supplies: $1.25/disk, $4/cassette; estimate two of each


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