In an effort to enable the greatest access possible for visitors, accessibility accommodations have been made in all areas of the exhibition. Below is a list of specific accommodations for visitors. If specific needs are not addressed below, please feel free to contact Rachel Thornton at the Owens: firstname.lastname@example.org, 506 364 2576.
Exhibition Design and Communication Services
Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance meets exhibition accessibility standards set out by the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. The height of most works and mounts reflects these standards.
A selection of communication services and visitor aides are available at the Reception Desk, including Kindle e-readers with customizable large-print text and transcripts for all the videos in the exhibition, EnChroma colour-enhancing glasses, and ear protection to provide a sensory-friendly environment for young visitors. Audio recordings of all exhibition texts and audio descriptions recorded by the artists, are available on iPods which may be borrowed at the Reception Desk, or downloaded at Soundcloud.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during all public programming related to Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance, including the opening reception, symposium, performances, and artist talks (see programming section for more information).
CART services will be provided during Unexpected Movements: A Symposium for Automatisme Ambulatoire.
Owens Art Gallery
The stairs to the Owens from the entrance nearest the University Chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the Owens entrance off York Street do not have a handrail. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. During this exhibition, our second-floor gallery is accessible with the assistance of an attendant, who can be reached at the Reception Desk, or by contacting Rachel Thornton at the Owens: [email protected], 506-364-2574. Two flights of stairs lead to the second floor.
The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.
Bathrooms (women’s and men’s) are located in the basement of the Owens and are not wheelchair accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the basement. During this exhibition, the basement can be accessed by wheelchair with the assistance of an attendant, who can be reached at the Reception Desk, or by contacting Rachel Thornton at the Owens: owe[email protected]ca, 506-364-2574.
The closest accessible washroom (women’s and men’s) is directly across from Owens in the Wallace McCain Student Centre on the main floor. There is a ramp entrance and automatic push buttons doors.
There are two reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery. All parking on campus is free. See the Campus Map for all visitor parking.
Although the Owens is only partially accessible, our goal is to have a barrier-free facility within the next ten years.
Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Level entry. Automatic doors can be opened with a push button. The Motyer-Fancy Theatre is on the first level and is wheelchair accessible.
There is one, single-occupancy, gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathroom on the first level and two on the second level. There is a wheelchair-accessible elevator to the second and third levels.
There are two reserved accessible parking spaces in the King Street Parking Lot, located at the corner of Salem Street and Main Street. All parking on campus is free. See the Campus Map for all visitor parking.