Survey the venue using this access survey from ATX Go.
INTRODUCTION: This survey was developed for an Art Spark Texas grant project funded by the City of Austin Cultural Contract Office. The purposeSelf-determination Theory (SDT) is… — a model, a macro theory, of human motivation. It’s one of several models of human motivation, but it’s one that has been confirmed over and… More of the grant project is to design and develop an online cultural guide to Austin’s cultural artsThe arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly,… More facilities. This survey will have information useful to everyone with the emphasis focusing on accessibility for persons with differentOur friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.Randimals We agree. Randimals are made up of two different animals… More abilities.
What This Survey is Not:
It does not attempt to illustrate all possible barriers or propose all possible barrier removal solutions. This survey’s primary function is to gather information to assist visitors and the communityWhat I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/… More at-large of the basic/minimal accessibility information necessary to facilitate participation. This document is not to be construed as legally binding.
Priorities for review:
This checklist• Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.• Checklists should be as short as possible, include all essential steps… More/survey is based on the four priorities:
ATX Go Access Survey
- ✓ Priority 1: Accessible approach and entrance
- ✓ Priority 2: Access to goods and services
- ✓ Priority 3: Access to restWe urgently need a society that’s better at letting people get the rest they need.Fergus Murray WIP by Kristina Daniele I’m in pain. Mental. Physical. The result’s the same. Retreating… More rooms
- ✓ Priority 4: Any other measures necessary including but not limited to: visual alarms, captioning, emergency plans, usable lighting, sound levels, website(s), policies pertaining to service dogs and sign language interpreters.
In addition to the ATX Go survey, check:
We all need to be able to pee, poop, eat, drink, sit down, and access quiet space and outdoor space.
- What size threshold ramps do we need to bring?
- What size modular/foldable ramps do we need to bring?
- Are bathrooms all genderDue both to their ability to denaturalize social norms and to their neurological differences, autistic individuals can offer novel insights into gender as a social process. Examining gender from an… More?
- Do we need a wheelchair accessible portable toilet? Is there a place for one?
Caves, Campfires, Watering Holes: Access to Quiet Space and Outdoor Space
- Is there a sensory escape room/area?
- Is there immediate contact with the outdoors? How many doors to get outside?
- Is there covered outdoor space?
- What’s the nearest green space in the area?
- Are there cave, campfire, and watering holeFuturist David Thornburg identifies three archetypal learning spaces— the campfire, cave, and watering hole—that schools can use as physical spaces and virtual spaces for student and adult learning (bit.ly/YvRuWC)Australia’s Campfires,… More areas?
- Are there opportunities for people to move from indoors to out?
- Is there room to stimSelf-stimulatory behavior, also known as stimming and self-stimulation, is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or words, or the repetitive movement of objects Stimming – Wikipedia Autistic adults highlighted the importance of stimming as… More and pace? Indoors? Outdoors?
- What are the sound pressure levels at capacity?
- When are the quiet business hours? What is their SPL?
- Is the lighting flourescent?
- Is the lighting dimmable?
- Is there natural light?
- Are there shades to control natural light?
- Is there a scent-free policy?
- What food allergens are present? Peanuts?
- Are vegetarians, vegans, and others serviced?
- What food/drink do we need to bring with us?
- Is there priority seating for those who must sit?
- Is there covered outdoor seating?
- What seating do we need to bring?
- What are the CO2 levels?
- Are there air purifiers?
- What ventilation is available to mitigate CO2 (fans, windows, whole house fans, air exchangers)?
- What airborne allergens are present? Dogs? Cats?
- Is the HVAC maintained?
- Is maskingMasking is exhausting. Utterly utterly draining. I’ve had people say to me many times over the years “But WHY are you so tired? What have you been doing?” and I’ve… More required?
- Is masking respected?
- What air circulation/filtration do we need to bring?
- Is there a smoking and/or vaping area?
- Where is the nearest location to smoke/vape?
- Does the environment have clear signs to indicate the use of each room?
- If appropriate, are there directional signs to each area?
- Is there a “run of show” sign/poster?
- Is there a location for a careThe activities that constitute care are crucial for human life. We defined care in this way: Care is “a species activity that includes everything that we do to maintain, continue,… More station out of heavy traffic areas for dispensing snacks, drinks, masks, interaction badges, first aid?
Take photos of:
- Bathroom entrance and layout
- Wheelchair loading areas
- Green spaces
- Outdoor covered spaces (porches, patios)
- Smoking areas
- Care station location
- Anything noted in the access survey
Venue Access Page
From these surveys, create an access page for the venue from this template.
Surveyors, get this checklist as a PDF here:
The above covers the basics. For more detailed accessibility surveys, visit our access page.