ADA Compliance

Each grant applicant must certify that it has on file a Section 504 Self-Evaluation for its organization in order to be eligible for funding. Listed below is a PDF version of the Section 504 checklist, as well as a more detailed checklist an organization may consult if it has additional concerns about the accessibility of its facility. For more information on ADA compliance, contact Tanja Enoch, Community Development Program Manager.

Tools for Grantees & Organizations

These additional tools are intended to help organizations assess barriers encountered by people with disabilities who attend your activities. We encourage organizations to use these tools to outline goals and specific steps to be taken to remove barriers that may hinder people from fully enjoying all artistic experiences.

  • 12 Step Plan to Access
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and checklist for Web developers to use in making websites accessible to persons with disabilities, provided by the World Wide Web Consortium.  
  • NEA ADA Tip Sheet is an easy-to-read explanation of the 2010 revisions to the ADA Titles II and III that impact arts and cultural organizations, including requirements for ticketing, mobility devices, service animals, and new construction.  

Organizations and Government Agencies Devoted to Accessibility Issues

  • The Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) program.
  • The National Arts and Disability Center is a leading consultant in the arts and disability community, and the only center of its kind.
  • ACCESS/VSA, an international, nonprofit organization, with affiliates in most states, dedicated to creating a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.