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Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries, Accessibility

2926 Back Rd, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 9G9

Spirits of the West Coast Art 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
  • Space specifically marked with a van-accessible sign, at minimum 4.7 metres wide, large enough to accommodate a vehicle with a side lift/ramp
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
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
  • Multiple lighting sources to improve visibility
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Overall Space
  • Neutral or muted colours that are calming and subdued
  • Surfaces, window coverings, and décor with minimal glare or reflection, as well as minimal use of bold patterns, shapes, or stripes
  • Minimal visual clutter and obstacles
  • Nonslip floor surfaces with minimal reflection
  • Steps and slope changes are clearly marked and lit, and have handrails
  • Background noise is minimal, and alarms or auditory cues are on a low frequency
  • Designated quiet spaces with comfortable seating for individuals feeling anxious or confused
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights
Signs & Navigation
  • Signs are clear and concise, in large, plain font with good contrast between text and background
  • Signs include both text and pictures to help indicate the use of different rooms
  • Signs are well lit
  • Signs have minimal glare or reflection
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person

General

Supporting Programs
  • Business accepts Access2Card (www.access2card.ca) or permits a support person to accompany the customer at no cost or at a discount
Emergency Plan
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with cognitive disabilities
  • System in place for guests to contact a staff member for help if required
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with mobility, visual, and hearing requirements
Service Dogs
  • Business has a dog relief area on site
High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use

Explore the largest variety of authentic Northwest Coast Art and Jewellery in the Comox Valley. Enjoy the beautiful selection of native masks, paddles, argillite carvings, sculptures, prints, silver and gold jewelry, rings, wedding bands, bracelets, and pendants by Master Artists of Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw or Kwakiutl, Coast Salish, and West Coast descent. Find beautiful and affordable gifts or one-of-a-kind Masterpieces. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

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