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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Accessibility

Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society. The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is committed to making our programs and services accessible to all stakeholders. MSAC events are open to the public and located at accessible venues. Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the MSAC’s Accessibility Coordinator two weeks in advance to make your request or to obtain additional information. The MSAC welcomes comments on how to improve and enhance our services for people with disabilities. If you are unsure if an organization or facility is in compliance, please contact your Accessibility Coordinator, Teara Q. Booker at Teara.Booker2@maryland.gov OR 410-767-6568.

 

MSAC ACCESSIBILITY COORDINATOR

Email: Teara.Booker2@maryland.gov
Phone: 410-767-6568
TTY: 1-800-735-2258
Maryland Relay: Dial 711
More information about Maryland Relay

 

ACCESSING DOCUMENTS IN DIFFERENT FILE FORMATS

Content on this website may be in different file formats that require plug-ins, or separate browser components, to properly view. All required plug-ins are free to use. PDF documents ensure that you will be able to obtain publications in their original format regardless of what type of computer, browser or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view and/or print PDF documents, you must first download the Acrobat Reader software. For best results, make sure you install Version IX or later of the Acrobat Reader. Other plug-ins you may need are: Microsoft Word Viewer and Microsoft Excel Viewer.

If you experience difficulty accessing information on msac.org, please contact us (Teara.Booker2@maryland.gov) and tell us what information you were seeking, the URL (web address) of the material you tried to find, and your contact information so we may assist you with the request.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES / DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY & ENDORSEMENT

Some links on the MSAC website are not under the control of the MSAC, and the MSAC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The MSAC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The MSAC is providing these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply the MSAC's endorsement of the site. MSAC makes no warrant, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information from the service or links to other services.

 

ARTS & ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ARTS (BMA)
https://artbma.org/visit/access.html
The BMA welcomes all visitors to experience their collection. They want you to feel comfortable participating in and enjoying their exhibitions and events, and they seek to give every visitor an equal opportunity to experience the art.

THE CLARICE AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
https://theclarice.umd.edu/accessibility
The Clarice is committed to making its performances and facilities accessible to all guests. A list of the services they offer is listed on their website.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA) OFFICE OF ACCESSIBILITY
https://www.arts.gov/accessibility/accessibility-resources/state-arts-agency-and-regional-arts-organizations
This site offers resources to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people living in institutions.

THE KENNEDY CENTER (VSA): THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON ARTS AND DISABILITY
http://www.kennedy-center.org/Pages/accessibility/?_ga=2.92385752.473544371.1539695529-110441406.1538059554
VSA offers a variety of programs to enhance participation in the arts for people with disabilities.

NATIONAL ARTS AND DISABILITY CENTER (NADC)
https://www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc/resource/national-arts-and-disability-center
NADC promotes inclusion in all facets of the arts community for both audience members and artists with disabilities.

LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE IN ARTS AND DISABILITY (LEAD)
http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/accessibility/lead/
This organization promotes accessibility in cultural environments and facilitates a national network of cultural arts administrators in order to share resources and practical strategies.

ASSOCIATION OF SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY CENTERS (ASTC) DIVERSITY, ACCESSIBILITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
http://www.astc.org/about-astc/diversity-accessibility-inclusion-and-equity/
ASTC includes a variety of information and resources to support science centers and museums in creating accessible facilities, exhibits, programs, and activities.

SMITHSONIAN ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
https://www.si.edu/Accessibility
The Accessibility Program shares resources such as Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design (link is external) and Smithsonian Publication Guidelines.