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Removing the obstacles: Disability Access and the Arts (in Heritage Buildings)

Accessible Arts,

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Many arts organisations are located in heritage buildings, and many of these do not provide disability access. It is often presumed that if a building has heritage status, there is no capacity to provide or improve accessible design.

This research report reviews legislation and the issues related to providing access for arts services and other organisations located in heritage buildings.

It addresses the key issues including: 1) the complexity of heritage and access, and resources for information and support; 2) how legislation, policy and other initiatives impact upon the provision of access for people with disability at arts venues located in heritage sites, including the application of unjustifiable hardship; 3) the way forward in assisting relevant stakeholders regarding disability access and heritage in the arts.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Accessible Arts' research report

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation, Housing and the built environment

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