The Big Room at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

The Big Room at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
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The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) champions the arts in Southwestern Pennsylvania, providing financial, professional, and political support for the arts and culture sector. Comprised of more than 400 diverse artists and nonprofit organizations, GPAC offers valuable research, legal and business consulting, networking and professional development opportunities so that artists, as well as
arts leaders and organizations, can grow their skills and advance their practice. GPAC provides

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The Big Room at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

810 Penn Avenue, 7th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Accessibility Information

Accessibility is a core value of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC), and we provide a wide array of accommodations to allow everyone to fully participate in our programs, and are continually striving to evolve and improve accommodations.

GPAC recognizes that each person is an individual and that each individual benefits from accommodations uniquely suited to their abilities. We welcome you to contact us with phone calls and emails that allow us to provide the best access possible to our events and programs – please describe any accommodation that helps your participation. If you have any questions about the accommodations listed below, please contact Anne Mulgrave, 412.391.2060 x238.

For participants with mobility disabilities

The entrance to the GPAC office located at 810 Penn Avenue is wheelchair accessible and has a power assist door which allows visitors to pull the door open with less force. Smaller, old style elevators bring visitors to GPAC’s offices on the sixth floor and our event space, The Big Room, on the seventh floor. GPAC staff are happy to provide curb to seat assistance navigating the downstairs door and elevators for anyone who would like some support. We ask that you let us know the day before you are visiting if you would like assistance. Someone will meet you at the door to the building.
Fully accessible restrooms are available adjacent to The Big Room on the seventh floor. Each restroom within GPAC’s sixth floor office space contains a large stall with appropriate grab bars however, the large stall in the men’s restroom may not accommodate larger motorized scooters or wheelchairs. Some male visitors may prefer to use the restrooms serving The Big Room on the seventh floor.
Please request wheelchair seating when registering for any program.
For participants who are blind or have low vision
Materials for all GPAC events and meetings are available in large print or digital formats.
GPAC is pleased to provide Audio Description services for select programming but we ask that you request this service two weeks in advance.
GPAC staff will gladly greet participants to provide curb to seat service if you let us know the day before that you would like someone to meet you at the door of the building and when you will arrive.

For participants who are deaf or hard of hearing

Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available in some venues on a first come first served basis.
American Sign Language Interpreters will be available as requested but we ask that the request be made at least one week prior to the event.
Open Captioning will be available as requested but we ask that the request be made at least two weeks prior to the event.
Anyone requesting ASL interpretation or open captioning will receive preferred seating.

Transportation

GPAC offices are located in heart of Pittsburgh’s central business district and are served by several bus routes as well as the T, Pittsburgh’s light rail system. These transportation systems are wheelchair accessible.

All Pittsburgh Port Authority bus and light rail/T vehicles and the Monongahela Incline are accessible.
Pittsburgh Port Authority buses are equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts.
ACCESS is door-to-door, advance reservation, shared ride paratransit system provided through Port Authority. Call 412.562.5353. for details.
Classy Cab (412.322.5080) and Veterans’ Taxi (412.481.8387) offer wheelchair accessible taxi service.

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