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Accessible PracticesAccess PlanExample 3

Example 3 is a worksheet for moving a mobile that hangs too low in the path of travel. You can download a PDF version of Example 3, 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
Main lobby, first floor

ADAAG
Horizontal Circulation, #4.3

Institutional priority
Short-term

Date this worksheet completed
May 5, 2000

Barriers to address
Hanging mobile does not allow minimum headroom (80 inches) in path of travel.

Steps to reach solutions

  • Resources used for this plan: ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings & Facilities, 4.3 "Accessible Route" and 4.4 "Protruding Objects;" Everyone's Welcome, Chapter 3, "Getting Around in the Museum;" Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibitions, p. 43.
  • Hold planning meeting June 6 with appropriate staff.
  • Get outside estimates.
  • Hold follow-up meeting June 20 with appropriate staff to determine options and course of action.
  • Act on course of action decided upon in June 20 planning meeting.

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

Budgetary considerations
Staff time: 2 hr planning, 1 hr preparation.
Outside estimates.

Start date
June 2000

Expected completion date
July 2000

 

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