Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (PL 101-336), which went into effect in July 1992, guarantees that people with disabilities shall have equal access to employment, public services and accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications services.

As public service providers, libraries must make reasonable efforts to give people with disabilities the same access to information, programs, and resources enjoyed by those who do not have disabilities.

Each library on the Frankenstein tour will have varying capabilities for providing equal access to people with disabilities. We urge you to do as much as you reasonably can to make the exhibition accessible to this population.

Enlisting the aid of the person who is responsible for services for the people with disabilities in your local government may be helpful. Local agencies serving people with disabilities can also give advice.

We offer the following suggestions to enhance the accessibility of Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature:

  • Allow space for wheelchairs when you are setting up the exhibition.
  • Prepare a large-print version of publicity materials and program handouts.
  • Offer signed tours of the exhibition at specified times.
  • Provide for signing at programs related to the exhibition.
  • Produce an audio tape of the exhibition text.
  • Make members of the library staff available at certain times to walk through the exhibit with people in wheelchairs, the visually impaired, etc.