The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art's (UICA) facility is fully physically accessible, including a no-step entry/exit, interior elevators, a powered entrance door, integrated and dispersed wheelchair seating in the theater, wheelchair-accessible guest services counters, wheelchair-accessible restrooms with seating for assistants/companions on all floors, and wheelchair-accessible water fountains on two floors, wheelchair-accessible pedestals and wall-mounted works, and directional signage for all entrances/exits, elevators and restrooms. In addition, UICA provides 'areas of refuge/recovery' for guests who may need to disengage from public areas during their visit.
Art work is installed/performed in keeping with the Smithsonian Museum Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design. This includes circulation route aisle spacing, artwork installation heights, providing armed seating in galleries, providing accessible label design, text and content, using high contrast colors, and installing adequate lighting and textured floor strips around/near works that do not have stanchions in front of them.
UICA's theater is equipped with a Hearing Loop. Programming with speakers or performances can be presented with ASL interpretation when requested.
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance.