The Little: Café Accessibility

1929 movie theater with a casual café


240 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604


Derek Reis

Accessible Approach/Entrance

• Entrance to Theatre 5 and Café off of Winthrop Street
• Route of travel does not require use of stairs - slip resistant and at least 36” wide
• Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
• Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

• Adequate accessible parking spaces available: on-street accessible parking on East Avenue and Winthrop Street
• 5 spaces in parking lot (one with hash tags) – spaces not 8’ wide
• Drop-off location for paratransit user on Winthrop Street if there is an open parking space on the street
• Access aisle part of accessible route to accessible entrance (East Avenue and Winthrop Street sidewalks)
• Accessible spaces are closest to café entrance from parking lot
• Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


• Main entrance and Café entrance are accessible
• Entrance doors have at least 32” of clear opening
• At least 18” of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle
• Threshold edge is accessible
• Door handle no higher than 48”; assistance might be needed to open door (not automatic)
• Ramp slope no greater than 1:12 with railing on one side

Rooms and Spaces

• Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36” wide
• 18” clearance when using the double door
• 5-foot circle or T-shaped space for turning a wheelchair completely
• Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

• Aisles between fixed seating in theatre at least 36” wide - no fixed seating in the café
• Spaces for wheelchair seating:
      o Café:  no fixed seating; allows for rearranging
      o Theatre 5: behind last row of fixed seating – companion seating available – seats with moveable arms
•  Counters for tickets and concessions accessible with a 36” wide section and free space in front of no less than 30” x 48”
• Items easily in reach on the counter (i.e. napkins, straws, etc.)
• Water fountain spout no higher than 36” and can be operated independently (with a closed fist) – clear space around fountain

Vertical Circulation

• N/A


• N/A


• Fully accessible with pictograms used to identify restrooms (includes braille)
• Doorway to restroom is at least 32” clear with accessible handles (operable with a closed fist and less than 48” high)
• Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (approximately 5’ diameter clear space to make turns)
• 36” wide path to all fixtures
• Stall doors operable with a closed fist inside and out
• Accessible stall with grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
• Toilet seat less than 19” high
• Faucet operable with closed fist
• Soap and paper towel dispensers not higher than 44”


• Derek Reis:  (585) 258-0406

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