Queer ASL & ArtStarts Access Info

Class Location: ArtStarts, 808 Richard St

 ****UPDATE: JANUARY 2020**** The lift (elevator) at ArtStarts is currently out of order. This means the upper level classroom and bathrooms can only be accessed by stairs. The ground level classroom is wheelchair accessible, and there is a Starbucks next door to ArtStarts with accessible public bathrooms. If you have any concerns about this, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kim at teacher@queerasl.comWe apologize for this inconvenience and will update this page with any new information regarding the lift repair as we go along.

ArtStarts upper level classroom

Classroom Set-Up:

• We sit in a half arc in the room in sturdy plastic chairs – feel free to bring a cushion.

• We use a white board with scent-free markers.

Space Access:

• The building entrance & gallery (lower level) classroom are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you will be using a wheelchair/scooter so we can make sure the half arc seating arrangement has an opening for you (we can totally re-arrange for the best set-up too).

• ***Bathrooms are located on the second floor which is currently only accessible by stairs.*** However, there is a Starbucks next door to ArtStarts with public bathrooms (no purchase necessary) that is wheelchair accessible. At ArtStarts, there are two bathrooms which will have a toilet symbol on the doors. One bathroom is multi-stall and the other is a single room.  One bathroom has a powered button that opens the door.

Our classes are scent-reduced. This means we want you to make every effort to come to class scent-free. Generally speaking, we expect you to not wear perfume, cologne, hairspray, or anything scented. If you ever notice someone wearing something scented, please let me know and I will talk with them. Please read the scent-free section in the welcome email to learn more.

• Eating food in the classroom is not allowed. You can eat outside of the classroom during break. Drinks are okay in the classroom though. If this is a concern of yours, please discuss with me and we can see if we can figure something out that works for you.

If there are any concerns, misunderstanding, or questions – please do get in touch with me via email and we can talk about it. If anything occurs during class that leaves you wanting to bring it up with your instructor either in person or via email, please do. It is important that Queer ASL is an emotionally and physically safe space and we want to always be working on improving this.

If you have any allergies or specific access needs, please let me know asap. I will make every effort to have this set up before class/workshop starts.