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How can I make my art more accessible?

The Connecticut Office of the Arts wants all arts venues and programs to be truly inclusive to everyone in our communities. The following resources can help you make creating and enjoying the arts more accessible than ever.


National Endowment for the Arts Section 504 Self-Evaluation Workbook: All grantees complete this workbook to learn about accessibility requirements and receive funds.

Artists and Arts Organizations

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Resources
Regional and National Resource Organizations
Assessment & Planning Resources


These checklists can help you gauge the accessibility of your facility, programs, and services; set short-term and long-term goals for improving accessibility; and develop plans and monitor progress.

Website Accessibility
Exhibit Design
Meetings and Event Planning
ADA Regulations, Guidelines, Standards, and Rules

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division developed a website that provides information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following link to current regulations, design standards, and guidance to use together.

If your organization is a state or local government organization such as a public school, library, town office, etc., you have obligations and requirements under Title II of the ADA and need to comply with applicable state and local laws.

Service Animals
Ticketing and Admissions
Accessibility Symbols

The Graphic Artists Guild: Download disability access symbols to help you promote accessibility for people with disabilities.

Universal Design

Universal Design Center pdf guide