George Eastman Museum Accessibility

George Eastman Museum Accessibility


900 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607


Patrick Tieman

Accessible Approach/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


• Ramp available at the Eastman Museum Café entrance

• Slope of ramp no greater than 1:12

• Width between curbs at least 36 inches

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

• 4 accessible parking spaces available, with 8-foot-wide access aisle and 98 inches of vertical clearance (outdoor parking)

• Accessible space is closest to accessible entrance on proper route

• Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


• Entrance to the Eastman Museum Café is accessible

• Threshold edge is accessible

• Door handle is operable with a closed fist

• Ring bell if further assistance is needed

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

• 6 spaces for wheelchair seating located in the front of theater


• Fringe events on main floor; no need for elevator

• Doorway to restroom is at least 32 inches clear

• Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair

• 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


Patrick Tieman:  (585) 271-3361 ext. 239

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