Accessibility Information

General Information

    Question: Does your facility recommend calling ahead to reserve accessible seating and/or services?

    Answer: Yes

    Question: If someone needs to inquire about or arrange accommodations, how should they get in touch with your business?

    Answer: call 434-244-0234, or email kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu

    Question: If applicable, can you call ahead to schedule a separate tour/experience for people with disabilities?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: depends on the disability

    Question: Do people with disabilities/seniors receive a discount on any services?

    Answer: My service is free

    Question: Is your website and/or mobile app accessible?

    Answer: Yes, both

Parking and Transportation

    Question: Are there accessible parking spots within 100ft of the venue's entrance?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: park in the brick parking space next to the ADA ramp.

    Question: If yes, how many?

    Answer: 12

    Question: If yes, is at least one spot van accessible?

    Answer: Yes

    Question: Is there valet parking?

    Answer: No

    Question: What kinds of accessible, fixed-route public transportation are available?

    Answer: The following accessible, fixed-route public transportation options are available:

    • Bus

    Question: Does the facility offer any wheelchairs and/or scooters for patrons' use?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: one wheelchair is available, there is no fee and no reservations are needed for it.

    Question: Are there sidewalks/paths leading to your business location?

    Answer: Yes

Physical Environment

    Question: Are the sidewalks/paths leading to the venue even?

    Answer: Some

    Answer: the paths/sidewalks are laid brick. most areas are smooth and even but a few areas are a little more rough.

    Question: Are the sidewalks/paths leading to the venue steep?

    Answer: None

    Question: If there are sidewalks/paths within the venue (such as an amusement park or concert venue), how much of them are even?

    Answer: All

    Question: If there are sidewalks/paths within the venue, how much of them are steep?

    Answer: None

    Question: Do the sidewalks leading to the venue have curb cuts at all major points of crossing or entrance?

    Answer: Some

    Question: Do major intersections around the venue have crosswalk signals with auditory cues?

    Answer: N/A - please explain

    Answer: there are no intersections nearby.

    Question: Is there ramp access to the venue OR is the entrance flat enough so that someone using a wheelchair, walker, etc. would not need a ramp?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: there is ramp access.

    Question: Does the main entrance's threshold have a lip?

    Answer: N/A - please explain

    Answer: the main entrance is accessible by stairs only. the ADA entrance's threshold has a small lip.

    Question: Are there stairs leading to the main entrance?

    Answer: Yes

Entrance Stair Specifics

    Question: Are the stairs steep?

    Answer: No

    Question: How many steps are there?

    Answer: 5

    Question: Is there a wheelchair lift, ramp, or other accessible option that patrons could use instead of the stairs?

    Answer: Yes

Multilevel Buildings

    Question: Does the venue have multiple floors/levels?

    Answer: No

    Answer: there are two levels to the building, but the upstairs is not accessible to the public, and so is irrelevant.

Revolving Door

    Question: Is there an alternate entrance for mobility aid users?

    Answer: No

    Question: Is there a button to slow rotation speed of the revolving door?

    Answer: No

    Question: Does the revolving door have a width of at least 36 inches?

    Answer: No

Doors

    Question: Do all doors have push plates/other automatic door openers?

    Answer: None

    Question: For doors without an automatic option, do they open with less than or equal to five pounds of pressure (either by passing the fist test or using a pressure gauge)?

    Answer: Some

    Answer: exterior doors do not meet this standard, interior doors do.

    Question: Are all doors at least 36 inches in width?

    Answer: Some

    Answer: exterior doors are 36 inches or more in width. the interior doors separating galleries are double-doors that, when both are open, are wider than 36 inches. these doors can remain open if needed during your visit; there are magnetic doorstops.

Sensory Environment

    Question: Is the location well-lit in at least 50% of the main area? (in order for people to read lips, see signs, etc.)

    Answer: Always

    Question: Is the environment particularly stimulating in any of the following areas?

    Answer: The environment is particularly stimulating in the following areas:

    • Touch (Is there a variety of different surfaces, interactive elements, etc.?)
    • Sight (Is there a variety of colors, patterns, moving parts, etc.?)
    • Additional Information: Usually there is a touch station available, but it is currently closed due to COVID19. Degree of sight stimulation varies based on the exhibitions currently on display.

    Question: Do you offer “sensory friendly” events where lighting, volume, etc. are adjusted and patrons may get up to walk, jump, sing, etc.?

    Answer: No

    Question: Does your venue have an area for sensory de-escalation?

    Answer: No

    Question: Are there Braille options in the following areas?

    Answer: There are no braille options.

    Question: Do any audio/visual materials include the following?

    Answer: Some or all audio/visual materials include the following:

    • Closed Captions

    Question: Does your business allow or use products that create smoke? (e,g, cigarettes, incense, hookah)

    Answer: Never

Restrooms

    Question: Does the venue have public restrooms?

    Answer: Yes

    Question: If the restroom has a door to enter, is there a push plate/other automatic door opener?

    Answer: No

    Question: Does the restroom door open with less than five pounds of pressure (either by passing the fist test or using a pressure gauge)?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: Both public bathrooms are accessible, but neither have push plates.

    Question: Does the restroom have at least one stall with grab bars?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: both restrooms have grab bars.

    Question: Does the restroom have at least one roll-under sink with insulated plumbing?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: both restrooms have roll-under sinks; the plumbing is half-insulated in one restroom and fully-insulated in the other.

    Question: Are the hand drying and soap facilities low enough for someone using a wheelchair to reach?

    Answer: Yes

    Question: Does at least one stall have a shelf inside?

    Answer: No

    Answer: There is a window sill within arm's reach of the hallway public restroom, which could serve as a shelf.

    Question: If there are bathing facilities, is there at least one roll-in shower?

    Answer: My venue does not have bathing facilities

    Question: If there are bathing facilities, is a shower chair available?

    Answer: My venue does not have bathing facilities

    Question: Does the restroom have an emergency pull cord?

    Answer: No

    Question: Does at least one toilet have a seat 17 or more inches from the ground?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: Both restrooms have seats that are 17 or more inches from the ground.

    Question: Does the bathroom have a footstool that a customer could use to get onto the toilet seat?

    Answer: Yes

    Question: Is there a footstool near the sink that someone could use to reach the soap, faucet, and hand drying facilities?

    Answer: Yes

    Question: Is there a single stall bathroom? (gender neutral, family, etc.)

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: both restrooms are single-stall and gender neutral.

    Question: If the venue has temporary restroom facilities (Ex: Porta Potties), is at least one wheelchair accessible?

    Answer: My facility does not have temporary restroom facilities

Food Allergies

    Question: Does your business serve or offer food?

    Answer: No

    Question: Does your facility indicate the following common food allergens?

    Answer: The facility does not indicate any food allergens.

Lodging

    Question: Does your business offer lodging?

    Answer: No

Services

    Question: If requested, is there a place where patrons can store refrigerated medications?

    Answer: Yes

    Question: Does the venue have electrical outlets available to the public? (for blending food, plugging in medical devices, etc.)

    Answer: No

    Question: Is there at least one table between 28 and 34 inches high with 27 inches of knee clearance (such as in restaurants, cafés, etc.)?

    Answer: My venue does not have tables

    Question: Is there at least one table between 28 and 34 inches high with 27 inches of knee clearance that ALSO has four legs at each corner instead of a central column?

    Answer: My venue does not have tables

    Question: Is there at least one employee fluent in American Sign Language available at all times?

    Answer: No

    Question: If the facility offers childcare services, are the workers experienced with children who have disabilities? Please explain.

    Answer: We do not offer childcare services.

    Question: Is your business able to accommodate patrons who may need a place to sit, such as in lines, waiting for services, etc.?

    Answer: Yes

    Answer: Please request a chair (with or without a back) from the front desk attendant by calling or emailing in advance.