Java's Cafe Accessibility

Java’s Café

The performance area is a 10’ x 12’ space within Java’s Café.


16 Gibbs Street

Rochester, NY 14604


Amy Lula

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Venue 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
  • Curbs have curb cuts at drop off (in front of Barrett Place on Gibbs Street)

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • Garage entrance notes 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 (downtown Rochester)
    • Swan Street entrance offers seven (7) accessible spaces
      • Closest to accessible entrance on route from Barrett Place to Gibbs Street
      • 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”
  • Two accessible spaces available on Gibbs Street


  • Double door main entrance has at least 32” of clear opening
  • Interior door handle not higher than 48” but cannot be opened independently with closed fist or with 5 pounds or less pressure
  • Threshold edge is accessible

Rooms an Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways are at least 36” wide but might be crowded during performances
  • 5-foot space for turning a wheelchair completely might be difficult when café is crowded
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • No fixed seating – chairs can be moved to allow rearranging
  • Companion seating options are either chairs or benches at tables
  • Counters for concessions/condiments are not accessible


  • Restrooms located in the basement and are not accessible
  • Please use the accessible portable toilets located at One Fringe Place (corner of Gibbs and Main Streets)


  • Amy Lula:  (585) 232-4820

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