Accessibility

Writers & Books is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions or requests for special services please email us at accommodation@wab.org. Please see the details below from our accessibility audit, detailing our accessible features.

Accessible Approach/Entrance

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Lift access from entrance
  • Route of travel is slip resistant and at least 36 in wide
  • Objects can be detecting by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • 1 accessible parking space available, with 8-foot-wide access aisle and 98 inches of vertical clearance
  • Accessible space is closest to accessible entrance on proper route
  • Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility

Entrance

  • Main entrance is accessible (back entrance)
  • Lift gives an alternative to main entrance stairs
  • Alternate accessible entrance can be used independently (but only to exit)
  • Entrance door has at least 32 inches of clear opening with at least 18 inches of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle
  • Threshold edge is accessible
  • Door handle no higher than 48 inches and operable with closed fist

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36 inches wide
  • 5-foot space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

If you would like to make a request for any special accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to any event or workshop.

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles between fixed seating at least 36 inches wide: N/A (no fixed seating)
  • Spaces for wheelchair seating distributed throughout: N/A (no fixed seating; allows for rearranging, 1 designated wheelchair space)

Vertical Circulation

  • Lift to main level with elevator access
  • Elevator
    Call button in hallway no higher than 42 inches

Restrooms

  • Fully accessible restrooms with pictograms used to identify restrooms (includes braille)
  • Doorway to restroom is at least 32 inches clear with accessible handles
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (approximately 6.5 ft)
  • A 36-inch-wide path to all fixtures
  • Accessible stall with grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Stall door operable with closed fist
  • Faucet operable with closed fist