Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) Accessibility


Art gallery


137 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604


Bleu Cease

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Entrance is at ground level
  • Route of travel is slip resistant and at least 36”wide
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • If parking in the East End Garage, cross at corner of East Avenue and Swan Street for best curb cuts

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • Accessible parking space on East Avenue is closest to RoCo’s entrance on proper route
  • Garage entrances note 6’10” (or 82”) vertical clearance – less than the 98” vertical clearance for lift-equipped vans
  • Sign above garage entrance notes “Handicap spaces located on levels 1, 2 and 3”
  • Accessible spaces are available in the East End Garage
    • Swan Street entrance offers seven (7) accessible spaces
      • Drop off with accessible path for paratransit users – enter Swan Street from East Avenue or from Main Street
      • Spaces are 8’ wide with 5’ wide access aisles - two spaces have an 8’ wide access aisle
      • Access aisles for van accessible spaces marked with hash marks
      • Automatic door and ramp on the south side of garage to exit onto Swan Street – ramp length 110”/height 4”
    • Main Street entrance
      • A minimum of fifteen (15) accessible spaces on three (3) levels – spaces are closest to exit (level 1) and elevator (levels 2 and 3)
        • Level 1 – (5) spaces near entrance – access aisles for van accessible spaces marked with hash marks
      • Drop off with accessible path for paratransit users – enter Swan Street from Main Street
  • Accessible spaces marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


  • Main entrance is accessible (small, low-grade ramp)
  • Main entrance door has at least 32” of clear opening with at least 18” of clear wall on the pull side of the door next to handle
  • Threshold edge is accessible (1/4” high or less) yes
  • Automatic door with push pad no higher than 48”
  • Door handle to exit the lobby can be opened with closed fist

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36” wide
  • 5’ space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • No seating so space wide enough for wheelchairs throughout


  • No elevator - venue has only one level


  • Fully accessible restrooms with pictograms used to identify restrooms
  • Doorway to restroom is at least 32” clear with accessible handles; assistance might be needed to exit the restroom
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (approximately 6.5’)
  • 36” wide path to all fixtures
  • Accessible stall with grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Stall door has twist knob (turn and twist)
  • Toilet seat 18” high
  • Faucet operable with closed fist
  • Paper towel dispenser at 50”



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