Writers & Books Accessibility

Writers & Books

Small black box theatre perfect for intimate performances


740 University Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607


Dan Herd

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Lift access from entrance
  • Route of travel is slip resistant and at least 36 in wide
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • 1 accessible parking spaces available, with 8-foot-wide access aisle and 98 inches of vertical clearance
  • Accessible space is closest to accessible entrance on proper route
  • Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


  • Main entrance is accessible (back entrance)
  • Lift given as alternative to main entrance stairs
  • Alternate accessible entrance can be used independently (but only to exit)
  • Entrance door has at least 32 inches of clear opening with at least 18 inches of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle
  • Threshold edge is accessible
  • Door handle no higher than 48 inches and operable with closed fist

Rooms and Spaces

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

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles between fixed seating at least 36 inches wide:  N/A (no fixed seating)
  • Spaces for wheelchair seating distributed throughout:  N/A (no fixed seating; allows for rearranging, 1 designated wheelchair space)

Vertical Circulation

  • Lift to main level with elevator access


  • Call button in hallway no higher than 42 inches


  • Fully accessible restrooms with pictograms used to identify restrooms (includes braille)
  • Doorway to restroom is at least 32 inches clear with accessible handles
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (approximately 6.5 ft)
  • 36-inch-wide path to all fixtures
  • Accessible stall with grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Stall door operable with closed fist
  • Faucet operable with closed fist


Dan Herd: (585) 473-2590

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