JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage Accessibility

Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC

The Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center in Brighton has been home to theatre and music events all summer. There are 150 chairs under the tent and virtually unlimited seating in the open air surrounding the tent. Canalside Stage events go on rain or shine and are cancelled only for extreme weather events. Plenty of free and accessible parking.


1200 Edgewood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618


Ralph Meranto

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Venue is at ground level
  • Route of travel not requiring use of stairs and is at least 36” wide
  • Stability of route of travel (slip resistant, stable, firm)
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curb cuts at drives, parking lot and drop-offs
  • Slope is 9” over the 14’ foot path
  • Canalside so no doorways or stairs

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • Accessible spaces closest to the entrance with accessible aisles
  • Drop off with accessible path for paratransit users to entrance
  • Parking lot with 20 van accessible spaces available
    • Spaces are 8’ wide with minimum 8’ wide access aisles  
    • Access aisles for van accessible spaces with hash marks  
  • Accessible spaces marked with International Symbol of Accessibility

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36” wide
  • 5’ circle or T-shaped space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • No fixed seating; chairs easily movable or removable
  • No counters for tickets and concessions


  • One single person accessible restroom
  • Pictograms used to identify restroom (doesn’t include braille)
  • Doorway to restroom at least 32” clear
  • Stall door operable with closed fist
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair
  • 36” wide path to all fixtures
  • Grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Toilet seat less than 19” high
  • Faucet operable with closed fist
  • Soap dispenser no higher than 44”
  • Paper towel dispenser just higher than 44”


centerstage@jccrochester.org or (585) 461-2000 ext.235

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