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The Polygon Gallery

Art Galleries, Accessibility

101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 3J4

The Polygon Gallery Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
  • One or more entry points are automated
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Information displays (if applicable) at a lower height
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%

Vision

Overall Space
  • Braille/large print signage for all publicly accessible areas
  • Audio description headsets available for presentations, films or movies

Hearing

Overall Space
  • Staff are trained to use alternative communication tools such as Apps or text messaging

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Overall Space
  • Minimal visual clutter and obstacles
  • Nonslip floor surfaces with minimal reflection
  • Steps and slope changes are clearly marked and lit, and have handrails
  • Fragrance-free areas
  • Designated quiet spaces with comfortable seating for individuals feeling anxious or confused
Signs & Navigation
  • Directional signs at key decision points, including main entrances, restrooms, lounges, and reception desks
  • Signs are clear and concise, in large, plain font with good contrast between text and background
  • Signs are well lit
  • Signs have minimal glare or reflection
Restroom In Public Area
  • Entrance and exit are clearly identified on doors (including stalls and back of the main door)
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person

General

Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies
  • Business has a dog relief area on site
High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use
Additional Information

We are committed to inclusivity. We work to create a welcoming, barrier-free space for EVERYONE. Our facility meets or exceeds all standards for a fully accessible building, and we work with an accessibility advocate to audit operations regularly.

The Polygon is a vibrant art institution that inspires and provokes cultural insight through adventurous programming. The Gallery is committed to championing artists and cultivating engaged audiences. Its lens of inquiry creatively responds to shifting perceptions of the world, through the histories and evolving technologies of photography and related media. Admission is always by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group.