ACCESSIBILITY

In 2022 we had our first hybrid festival, returning in-person to the Michigan Theater and the University of Michigan's North Quad Space 2435.

With our two completely virtual festivals in 2020 & 2021, many more people around the world were able to access the festival like never before. We continued our online offerings in 2022, and plan on keeping this new part of our festival for years to come.

In support of accessibility requirements and in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, all NEA grant recipients are required to ensure that their arts programs are accessible to disabled visitors and employees. To assist grantees in their compliance with this requirement, the NEA provides this Program Evaluation Workbook (Workbook) designed to assist staff of Endowment grant recipients in evaluating the current state of accessibility. More specifically, this Program Evaluation Workbook (Workbook) is designed to assist organizations in their efforts to: (a) comply with the Endowment's regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including the preparation of a self-evaluation of all programs, activities, policies and practices to determine areas of noncompliance, and (b) better understand the relationship between 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Workbook is also designed to be used in conjunction with DESIGN FOR ACCESSIBILITY, A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook a how-to guide for making arts programs accessible to people with various disabilities.