Montana Arts Council


Many online resources are available online for those with disabiliies working in the arts. Below are a selection of resources to help navigate arts and disability issues. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Kristin Han Burgoyne, Accessibility Specialist at or (406) 444-6449.


2008 Section 508 Standards

Access Earth

Helps you to find accessible locations around the world.

Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook

Provides guidance to cultural administrators on how to achieve accessible and inclusive programming for everyone including individuals with disabilities and older adults.

Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites to People with Disabilities

Accessible-ize Your Website

Adaptations for Using the Arts in Elementary Classrooms

A good tool for classroom teachers.

ADA Requirements

The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new, and updated, requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).

Adobe Acrobat

Provides solutions for accessibility information.

American Printing House for the Blind Guidelines for Print Document Design

How to make print documents accessible for text readers.

Americans with Disability Act

Gives technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Applying for a job with a disability or impairment

Information to help applicants apply on a level playing field.

Assisted Living and Memory Care in Montana

The arts don't belong exclusively to the young, and creative pursuits are a vital means of remaining engaged as we age. But the challenges are substantial, and knowing how to access support for assisted living and memory care options is a key part in providing accessibility for every facet of life for older Montanans. The following links proved overviews of these issues and resources for accessing care.

Designing Accessible Websites

A webinar presented by Joe Dolson, accessibility consultant and web developer, on tips and tools for websites aiming to provide an equal experience for their visitors with disabilities.

Federal government grants are a form of financial assistance from a federal agency that is awarded to an organization, a state or local government agency or an individual for a particular purpose (e.g., to help low-income students pay for college or a technical school).

EEOC Disability Employment Fact Sheet

Educates job applicants on how Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects their rights throughout the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

A practical, reader-friendly handbook, “The American with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business.”

Your Organization's Accessibility

A brief accessibility checklist from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Arts and Disability Center (NADC)

Information aimed at artists with disabilities, arts organizations, museums, arts administrators, disability organizations and agencies, performing arts organizations, arts centers, universities, arts educations and students.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) operates the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) through funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

NEA Office for Accessibility

Is the advocacy-technical assistance arm of the Arts Endowment to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans and people living in institutions.

Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology's Digital Accessibility Basics

Guidance and resources for making your digital resources as accessible as possible.

Rocky Mountain ADA Center

Provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Senior Housing for Low-Income Residents

If you have low income and are worried about meeting your living expenses, this article can provide you with useful information about housing. It goes into detail about how you may qualify for low-income housing and how you can find an affordable home in your area.

Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities

A brochure and other publications are available for download at the United Spinal Association’s website.

U.S. Department of Education

Web Accessibility Initiative

Pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

Inclusive Arts Vermont from the Vermont Arts Council

Digital Access: Key Elements for Inclusion of Disabled People

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