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Photo Album for New England Facilities & Visitor Services Workshop, April 2000

Learning about museums' obligations

Kathy Gips stands in center of photo gesturing to slide being shown on the screen behind her. Kathy Gips (standing) spoke and answered questions about museums' obligations to two federal laws: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). Gips is the director of project training at Adaptive Environments Inc., a Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) located in Boston. Call 1/800-949-4232 to reach the DBTAC in your region.

Myra Berloff, assistant director for community services at the Massachusetts Office on Disability, followed. She spoke and answered questions about accessibility requirements as they relate to visitor services.

Michael Muehe speaks to a crowded room while seated in his wheelchair.
Michael Muehe (seated center) is the ADA coordinator for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He tailored his remarks to accessibility requirements for facilities.

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