The purpose of Arts Access Reimbursement grants is to support:
- Offset of expenditures for specific access expenses;
- Public access to all individuals who want to participate in arts activities offered by Oregon arts nonprofits;
- The importance of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42, USC Sec. 12101, et seq.; and
- Identification of best practices in accessibility throughout Oregon.
Applicants seeking to increase access to digital events can find resources at: https://www.arts.gov/accessibility/accessibility-resources/resources-to-help-ensure-accessibility-for-your-virtual-events-for-people-with-disabilities
The Oregon Arts Commission has compiled the resource pages below to help organizations improve their accessibility practices.
A brief history of the ADA and case-making statements for why it is important: https://www.oregonartscommission.org/intro-accessibility
Principals to consider when developing programs: https://www.oregonartscommission.org/universal-design
Examples of outstanding use of AAR funding to support programming in Oregon: https://www.oregonartscommission.org/accessible-oregon