- Accessibility Publications from the National Endowment for the Arts: Several guides and informational publications including the new Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook.
- Access Board (United States Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board): An independent federal agency that developed the ADA Accessibility Guidelines and the minimum guidelines and requirements on which the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards are based. Free publications on the minimum guidelines for design, construction, and alteration to buildings and vehicles to make them accessible to people with disabilities.
- Adaptive Environments and Institute for Human Centered Design/Universal Design promotes accessibility as well as universal design through education programs, technical assistance, training, consulting, publications, and design advocacy.
- Arts and Aging Toolkit: Studies show participatory art education programs for older adults improve participant's physical and emotional health. The National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts latest publication, Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit, describes best practices and demonstrates exemplary models for such programs.
- Arts and Humanities Accessibility Checklist published by the National Endowment for the Arts
- Audio Description Associates: Provide assistance in the development of an audio described (AD) tour and the training of docents in AD techniques.
- College Accessibility for Students with Disabilities: Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Guide to Trade School for People with Disabilities: The guide shares advice on what people with disabilities should look for in a trade school, including common challenges they may face, where to find additional resources, as well as career options in the trades available to people depending on their disability.
- National Arts and Disability Center: NADC's mission is to promote the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.
- National Endowment for the Arts Office for AccessAbility: Information on activities, services, and partnerships.
- Preparing Students with Disabilities for Trade School: The guide provides the latest information and resources to help these students discover the wealth of opportunities now available to them after high school.
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Reference to interpreters and interpreter services as well as an online searchable index of certified interpreters.
- U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Job Accommodation Network: Free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the ADA, and the employability of people with disabilities.
- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, office of Accessibility is an international organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities.
ArtLifting is a benefit corporation that provides homeless and disabled artists the opportunity to earn their own income. ArtLifting sells original paintings, art prints, and products so artists can earn recurring income from each piece. Artists earn 55% of the profit from each sale. Liz Powers, founder, has worked with homeless and disabled individuals in Boston since she was eighteen. After creating and running art groups in local women’s shelters, Liz was amazed by the talent around her, but noticed that much of the art would end up in the trash can or lost in the shelters’ closets. After observing the same problem at other local art programs, Liz and her brother Spencer created ArtLifting. By earning an income, instead of a handout, the artists feel empowered and confident. This confidence has a domino effect on every aspect of their lives and helps them pursue dreams that previously seemed unreachable to them.
- North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services. Community block grants may be available to help make facilities ADA compliant. Call 701-328-5300 or e-mail the Department of Commerce for more information.
- North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. There are eight regional offices with access to information and other resources:
Bismarck: (701) 328-8800 or (888) 862-7342
Devils Lake: (701) 665-2235 or (888) 607-8610
Dickinson: (701) 227-7600 or (888) 227-7525
Fargo: (701) 298-4459 or (888) 342-4900
Grand Forks: (701) 795-3100 or (800) 755-2745
Jamestown: (701) 253-6388 or (800) 639-6292
Minot: (701) 857-8643 or (888) 470-6968
Williston: (701) 774-4662 or (800) 231-7724
- Rocky Mountain Technical Assistance provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessible education-based information technology to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
- PowerPoint from NDCA's 2019 Convening on Arts Access Made Easy
- Accessibility in Online Teaching
If you have questions or need accessibility assistance call 701.328.7590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. NDCA's Accessibility Coordinator will be named soon.