School of the Arts: Courtyard Accessibility


45 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607


Adele Fico

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


  • Slope of ramp no greater than 1:12
  • Railings on both sides
  • Width between railings is 35 inches
  • No ramp to top café but available seating below

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • 35 total parking spaces
  • 2 accessible parking spaces available, with 8-foot-wide access aisle,1 of which have 98 inches vertical clearance for vans
  • Accessible space is closest to accessible entrance on proper route
  • Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Accessible parking also available at the MAG (Memorial Art Gallery) across the street, if needed


  • Courtyard has stairs; please use accessible main entrance
  • Flat entrance from lot, slight slope from sidewalk in front
  • 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 can be opened with automatic button

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

  • Shows are taking place in cars parked in courtyard
  • Persons with disabilities might need assistance getting into car


  • Accessible rest rooms with pictograms used to identify rest rooms (includes braille)
  • Doorway to rest room is at least 32 inches clear with accessible handles
  • 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 is 5 feet x 4.8 feet (men’s)
  • Stall door: opens out / have to pull handle
  • Men’s wheelchair accessible stall does not lock
  • Women’s wheelchair accessible stall currently under repair
  • Faucet operable with closed fist (easy to turn)


  • Adele Fico:  (585) 242-7682 ext. 1551

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