Monthly CEN Meeting
July 26th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Museum of International Folk Art, Auditorium
In Attendance: Amanda Rudolph, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate/Opportunity Santa Fe; Ashlyn Vigil, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate/Opportunity Santa Fe; Christopher Torres, AmeriCorps VISTA/Opportunity Santa Fe; Deb Novak, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science; Joanna Lefrak, SITE Santa Fe; Julia Sackett, Center For Contemporary Arts; Kemely Gomez, Museum of International Folk Art; Maddie Bavely, Santa Fe Botanical Garden; Mollie Parsons, Santa Fe Botanical Garden; Patricia Sigala, Museum of International Folk Art; Patricio Pacheco, City of Santa Fe Water Conservation; Sarah Canelas, AmeriCorps VISTA/Opportunity Santa Fe; Shannon Bay, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Tallie Segel, Santa Fe Botanical Garden; Winoka Yepa, Santa Fe Art Institute
Welcome and Introductions
Guest Speaker: Tom Graham, ADA Coordinator for the City of Santa Fe – Accessibility in from Parking to Facility Entry
Was originally an architect from Northern California; specifically, the medical field.
ADA & Accessibility was always a part of the designs.
He had an accident and, as a result, was in a wheelchair for a while. — Made topic more personal.
He moved to New Mexico about a year ago. — Got a job with the state.
Regarding New Mexico — All the categories of NM exceed the US Census Bureau’s Percentage.
Public accommodations are needed anywhere the public needs to go.
They must be usable. — Allow for curb access.
Number of spaces is determined by the total number of parking spaces provided.
Needs to be the closest parking to the entrance.
Please see car parking specifics. — Must have blue striped access aisle
Table provided with total required accessible parking spaces, including van specifics.
There are two types of accessible parking spaces: Standard & Van.
Markings are required to have the International Symbol of Accessibility.
Must include blue and white contrasting.
If it is a gravel parking lot, it does not count as a stable surface.
Parking signage also has specific codes.
Animation provided by the U.S Access Board.
Sources of funding for Non-profits to use for the purposes of ADA compliance?
What are the potential consequences for not following ADA compliance?
One of the biggest issues is people parking too close to the striped aisle.
Agencies or individuals available to do an audit for a site?
Please see the US Access Board website for more details, such as checklists and further specifications.
Teacher’s Night Out - Friday, October 4th, 2019
Sweeney After School
21st Century Teacher’s Training
City Summer Program
Announcements & Wrap Up