Accessibility and Non-discrimination Policy
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota (WGM) is committed to providing access to our space, programs and services to people with disabilities. WGM does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to employment, services, programs or events. Reasonable accommodations will be made to serve people with disabilities. Please read our full accessibility and non-discrimination policy.
WGM is located within the Textile Center building at 3000 University Avenue SE in Minneapolis. Textile Center is located 350 feet from the Prospect Park METRO Green Line station. A drop-off area is located on University Avenue in front of the Textile Center building.
Two accessible parking spaces, including one van-accessible space, are available in the lot directly behind the building at the intersection of Arthur Avenue and Sydney Place. Those traveling eastbound on University Avenue turn right on Arthur Avenue to access the lot. Those traveling westbound on University Avenue turn left at Malcolm Avenue and right on Sidney Place. A 60” wide paved sidewalk extends between the lot and Textile Center’s front and rear entrances.
Textile Center’s front entrance is located on University Avenue. The rear entrance is located on Sydney Place. Doors at both entrances open outward.
Textile Center’s front entrance is 32” wide and leads to a vestibule. The doorway from the vestibule into the Textile Center lobby measures 32” wide. Both doors have a front approach to the pull side of the door with 19” of maneuvering space. Both doors have hardware that is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping or twisting of the wrist. Both doors have a beveled threshold that is less than ¾” tall. Both doors have hydraulic door closers.
Textile Center’s rear entrance has one door that is 32” wide and is locked at all times. A doorbell next to the rear entrance can be rung to request access. The doorbell is located at a height of 50.” The rear door has hardware that is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping or twisting of the wrist. The rear door has a hydraulic door closer.
WGM’s entrance is located 15 feet from Textile Center’s front entrance and 120 feet from Textile Center’s rear entrance. The path from either entrance is on one level and at least 44” wide at any point. Objects along the path are cane-detectable. WGM’s entrance is 33” wide with a flat threshold.
WGM’s space includes a central retail space that is connected to three classrooms and a kitchen. Pathways within WGM’s retail space are at least 36” wide. Objects within the space are cane-detectable. The check-out counter has a parallel approach with surrounding space measuring 60” long and 48” wide. At 40”, the surface height of the check-out counter is out of compliance with ADA regulations and will be replaced with an ADA-compliant counter in early 2020.
Classroom entrances are 32” wide with no vertical threshold. Classroom doors are lightweight and have hardware that is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping or twisting of the wrist. They remain open during business hours unless a class is in session. Classroom seating is flexible, with a range of chair options (variable heights, with and without backs, companion seating, service animal accommodation). Most chairs have a weight capacity of 600lbs. Classroom tables are 30” tall with a clearance height of 28” and width of 30”. Two sets of 8” table risers are available to students.
Students have access to a range of equipment alternatives including warping mills, electric spinners, and Textile Center’s ADA-compliant dye lab. Beginning February 2020, students will have access to table looms, an alternative to floor looms that can be operated from a wheelchair.
WGM’s kitchen measures 50” wide and 140” long and contains a refrigerator, microwave, sink, coffeemaker and utensils, cups, and plates. A counter extends the length of the kitchen and is 44” tall.
Restrooms are located in the Textile Center common space. Textile Center has one women-only and one all-gender ADA-compliant restroom. Both restrooms have entryways that are 34” across and can be opened with one hand without tight grasping or twisting of the wrist. Each restroom has one wheelchair-accessible stall (grab bars and maneuvering space). Each restroom has a changing station. All sinks are 34” high with a clearance of 30” and enough surrounding space for a forward approach. Faucets can be operated with one hand and do not require tight grasping or twisting of the wrist.
Service animals are welcome in our space and throughout the Textile Center Building.
Program Access and Alternative Formats
WGM will provide reasonable accommodations such as assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, Typewell/C-Print/CART transcription, and large-print or Braille materials. Requests for accommodations should be sent to Accessibility Coordinator, Betsy Konop. 15 days advance notice is appreciated. Betsy can be reached by phone, email, mail, or in person at:
3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-436-0463, ext. 3
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