Our nonprofit arts organization is committed to providing equal access and opportunities for all children, regardless of their abilities.
We ensure inclusivity in all our programs and activities as we remove barriers that may prevent individuals with disabilities from fully participating in our programs and activities. There is no barrier for entry in the filmmaking process, and requires a number of positions from script writer, camera operator, gaffer, audio mixer, editor, production assistant, color grader and the list goes on. A student will always have a place in our educational programs.
We s comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding accessibility regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Our staff oversees implementing accessibility measures including physical accessibility providing ramps, elevators, accessible parking spaces, and accessible restrooms.
We provide clear and visible signage when we are on set and when we are rehearsing throughout our facilities to assist individuals with visual impairments. Braille signage is offered at our office at 3400 Main Street.
We strive to design our programs in a way that accommodates children with a range of abilities. This include providing alternative formats for learning materials, modifying activities, and providing additional support staff. We also accommodate students who only speak Spanish by providing a Spanish-speaking teacher.
All of our Take the Stage content on PBS LearningMedia is accessible to individuals with visual impairment by including closed captions and photos and text that can be read by a screen reader.
All Gordon Education staff members, including volunteers and instructors, will receive training on accessibility awareness and best practices. This training will include understanding different types of disabilities, effective communication strategies, and how to provide accommodations.
We invite feedback for accessibility concerns and we seek feedback from student participants, parents, and school staff. We will make necessary adjustments and updates to ensure an inclusive and accessible environment.
By implementing this Accessibility Policy, our nonprofit arts organization aims to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all children. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to engage in and benefit from our programs.