Arts & Accessibility

Making Your Programs and Services Accessible

NEFA supports universal access to the arts, and strongly encourages all arts organizations to foster integration for individuals of all ages and abilities, whether audience members or artists, in all of their arts programs.

NEFA abides by state and federal laws that prohibit public support to organizations (people or entities) that discriminate against people with disabilities. Therefore, each grantee is required to assure that they are in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Grant Recipients

By signing a NEFA application, grant recipients are in effect acknowledging that their programs, services, and facilities are accessible, or a plan to make them accessible is in place and being followed. Funds will not be granted unless applicants are able, if requested, to provide documentation of their compliance efforts.

All grant recipients are expected to complete the Section 504 Self-Evaluation Workbook and submit a copy to NEFA if requested.

Accessibility Resources

NEFA provides resources to help with your accessibility efforts.



For additional information and assistance with accessibility as it relates to the arts and Section 504, contact:
NEA Office for Accessibility | tel 202.682.5532 | tty 202.682.5496
New England ADA Center | tel/tty 1.800.949.4232

For more information, contact:
Daniela Jacobson Plotkin | Accessibility Coordinator | tel/tty 617.951.0010 x528