Accessibility

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Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. (GFS) is fully committed to ensuring that accessibility guidelines and requirements as set forth by the federal government and state of New Jersey are implemented in as timely and efficient a manner as possible.

GFS has been consistently responsive to making the arts accessible for all people with disabilities and will continue to strive to provide the utmost accessible experience possible. Through GFS programming, design, and service, we continue to reach out to and provide assistance and appropriate accommodation. 

GFS trains its staff and volunteers in order to encourage superior and effective communication and the practice of effective and sensitive techniques to serve members of the community with disabilities. GFS is also committed to exercising best practice and outreach in regards to employing persons with disabilities, both in artistic and administrative/operational areas. 

GFS regularly reviews its policies and procedures to adapt, accommodate and address any issues or problems that might arise in regard to ADA compliance and will regularly assess its progress in achieving full compliance.

ADA Services:
 

  • Large print editions of the following: (available upon request in the Visitor Center)
     
  • Traveling educational presentation that offers the opportunity to touch sculptural elements and learn about the process of sculpture-making.
     
  • Touch Tours for the visually impaired (scheduled through the Tour Coordinator) by calling 609-586-0616 ext. 200
     
  • An introductory video (closed captioning provided)
     
  • Assisted listening devices (available to patrons for docent-led tours and lectures)
     
  • Interpreters (available with at least two weeks notice, includes tours and lectures)
     
  • Buildings have automatic door entrances for easy access
     
  • A wheelchair accessible video screening room.
     
  • A Museum Building exhibition space, accessible on the first floor (a digital photo frame of the second floor installation is available for viewing on the first floor)
     
  • A fully accessible Domestic Arts Building (exhibition space, cafe´ and museum shop)
     
  • An ADA rated vehicle that can accommodate a wheelchair and offers tours throughout the park for those with limited mobility.
     
  • The assistance cart is available Tuesdays – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first come-first serve basis  - or you may call (609) 586-0616 x250 TWO WEEKS in advance to schedule a tour.
     
  • A map indicating the most easily accessible pathways is attached to this brochure.
     
  • The Seward Johnson Center for the Arts is constructed on one level allowing easy access for everyone. There are two private restrooms available to visitor’s who may need an aide’s assistance.
     
  • As an outdoor venue, some pathways throughout the park may offer challenges to those with wheelchairs/scooters. New pathways of crushed sand and composite are being constructed as funding allows. (See map for specifics)
     
  • Our Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks program targets the mature adult population and encourages learning about healthy lifestyles while enjoying the benefits of exercise in the park. (Available for all levels of mobility.)
     
  • All of our staff and volunteers receive ADA training on an on-going basis.

 


Download the GFS ADA Accessibility Brochure


Download the GFS Accessibility Map