Simply Jane /ArtAble ADA Accessibility Statement
Simply Jane/ArtAble recognizes each individuals inherent creativity and works with each artist to bring forth their inner beauty through the creative process. Our mission is to provide rewarding art programming for people of all ages and to be inclusive of all abilities and disabilities. The studio is ADA compliant and includes automatic doors, ramps and adjustable tables for wheelchairs. Our accessibility improvements were made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a 2013 ADA Access Improvement Grant administered by VSA Minnesota for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Simply Jane / ArtAble has a policy and recommendations in place for accessibility. Jane Elias is our accessibility coordinator, focused on increasing accessibility in all programs and outreach. Our staff, volunteers, and board members are trained in disability awareness and access issues and can give quality service to patrons with disabilities. We continually evaluate the studio’s accessibility and make changes and improvements as needed and as funding allows. We employ a non-discrimination policy, work alongside an accessibility task force that includes people with disabilities, and are focused on accessibility issues in our strategic plan.
*Our art programming for people with disabilities is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008*
Accessible parking marked with the international symbol of accessibility is wide enough and closest to the entrance. Our entrance door is an automatic door, also marked with the international symbol of accessibility, is at least 36 inches wide, and opens out slowly. There are no steps to enter the studio, and our main lobby is large enough to accommodate a turning wheelchair and has ramp access to the main part of the studio. Floor space is safe and aisles are at least 36 inches wide, accessible by wheelchair. Shelves are designed for wheelchair viewing. The seating is open and includes adjustable tables for wheelchairs and space for guide dogs. Accessible restrooms have appropriate signage and automatic doors, and restroom floor space accommodates a turning wheelchair.