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CONTACTO

Terri C. Smith, Directora Creativa

Franklin Street Works

41 Franklin St. Stamford, CT 06901

203-253-0404 / terri@franklinstreetworks.org

Espacio premiado de arte contemporáneo, Franklin Street Works, continua a cultivar iniciativas de accesibilidad.

El espacio de arte contemporáneo reconocido nacionalmente de Stamford, Franklin Street Works, continua a expandir sus ofertas de accesibilidad en 2019 con una rampa recién completada que cumple con ADA, turs de lenguaje gestual (ADL) y para estudiantes del idioma inglés (ELL/ESL), y subtítulos en unos videos de discursos previos de artístas. Estas nuevas iniciativas de acceso se enfocan en los textos y visitas guiadas para visitantes hispanohablantes y opciones para visitantes con discapacidades.

Los turs continuarán durante la exhibición otoñal de Franklin Street Works, “Si no oscurecido: Borrado de cuerpo y texto”, con la adición de un tur español auto-guiado e imprimido, y un tur de descripción visual, entre otras ofertas.

La rampa ADA permanente se hizo posible gracias, en parte, a las donaciones de individuos, First County Bank Foundation y la administración de Franklin Street Works. Las giras, los subtítulos y las traducciones de los turs auto-guiados se hacen posibles gracias a la beca de ARTE-accesible del Estado de Connecticut que recibió FSW en febrero 2019.

Comprometido a un amplio acceso público, Franklin Street Works ha conservado 33 exhibiciones originales, ha organizado más de 100 programas educacionales, gratuitos públicos, y ha colaborado con 30 organizaciones desde New Haven hasta la ciudad de Nueva York. La fomentación de una comunidad abierta y comprensiva es una reflección de los valores de inclusividad y equidad que tienen Franklin Street Works. La entrada es siempre gratiuta en FSW, y las exhibiciones temáticas crean puntos de acceso al arte que hacen una relación entre su misión y los públicos más allá del mundo artístico. Adicionalmente el espacio tiene baños para todos los géneros, asegura espacio amplio para los que utilizan andadores ortopédicos, sillas de ruedas o bastónes y cuando posible, cuelga las obras y monitores a una línea central un poco más baja para acomodar el ámbito a una variedad de alturas de vista.

“Estamos añadiendo activamente iniciativas de accesibilidad y, gracias a la beca de ARTE-accesible del Estado de Connecticut, podemos ofrecer nuevas formas de visitar el museo y podemos traducir el tur auto-guiado de la exhibición otoñal al español” comenta la directora creativa Terri C Smith, “Aunque son dependientes en los fondos, algunas de nuestras iniciativas soñadas para el futuro incluyen construir una rampa ADA al patio de atrás, subtitular todos los videos que documentan eventos pasados e instalar barras de baño”.

Para los turs del verano, Elisabeth Schifrin los dará en español y la directora creativa de Franklin Street Works Terri C Smith dará turs en inglés. Franklin Street Works trabaja con Source Interpreting para los turs ASL. Habrán turs en lengua de signos americana y también española.

RSVPs ayudan a la planificación de Franklin Street Works. Se recomienda RSVP o inscribirse a los turs grupales por correo electrónico enviado a terri@franklinstreetworks.org o llamar su celular (203-253-0404) el martes al viernes entre las horas del mediodía y 5pm.

sábado, 20 de julio

Español/ASL: 1:00- 1:45

Inglés/ASL: 2:15 – 3:00

Español: 3:15 – 4:00

jueves, 25 de julio

Spanish: 12:15 -1:00

jueves, 8 de agosto – Tur almuerzo

Español: 12:15 – 1:00

sábado, 10 de agosto

Español/ASL: 1:00- 1:45

Inglés/ASL: 2:15 – 3:00

Español: 3:15 – 4:00

 

SOBRE FRANKLIN STREET WORKS

Franklin Street Works es un espacio de arte contemporáneo y un café de fines no lucrativos cuya misión es realizar arte contemporáneo en un ambiente profesional y abierto. Franklin Street Works pretende ampliar participación comunitaria en las artes, contribuir al diálogo artístico general y cultivar artístas emergentes. La organización ha exhibido las obras de más de 400 artístas, ha conservado 30 exhibiciones originales y ha organizado aproximadamente 150 programas, incluso conferencias, turs y performances (presentaciones en vivo). Su trabajo ha recibido apoyo nacional y regional, incluso dos becas “multi-año” de la Fundación Andy Warhol para las artes visuales y también becas regionales de la Fundación comunitaria del Condado Fairfield, entre otras. Sus exhibiciones han recibido reconocimiento en reseñas positivas en publicaciones mayores como Artforum en línea, Art in America (en línea), Art Papers, Modern Painters, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Bomb blog y Art New England.

CÓMO LLEGAR:
Franklin Street Works está ubicado en 41 Franklin Street en el centro de Stamford, Connecticut, cerca al campus UCONN menos de una hora de la Ciudad de Nueva York por Metro North. Franklin Street Works está aproximadamente una milla (15 minutos caminando) de la estación de tren de Stamford. Estacionamiento en la calle está disponible en Franklin Street (con parquímetro hasta 7pm menos los domingos), y estacionamiento pagado está disponible en un parqeadero cercano en Franklin Street y en el Summer Street Garage (100 Summer Street), detrás de Target. Horas: jueves  – dom, 12pm – 5pm.

 

ACCESIBILIDAD:  

Franklin Street Works tiene una rampa ADA de Franklin Street a la puerta de atrás de la planta baja, la cual siempre está cerrada. Un empleado de Franklin Street Works abrá la puerta desde adentro para visitantes. Para pedir que se abra la puerta, por favor llama el teléfono fijo (203-595-5211) durante horas de la galería (jueves – domingo del mediodía – 5:00) y Natasha o Terri puede abrir la puerta. Visitantes también pueden llamar el celular de la directora creativa Terri C Smith 203-253-0404 o mandarle un correo electrónico a terri@franklinstreetworks para coordinar en adelante la entrada o para preguntar sobre cualquier asunto de accesibilidad.

Aunque los planes ya han sido diseñados, debido a restricciones presupuestarias, actualmente no hay una rampa de acceso al patio de atrás. Se tiene que llegar ahí desde el parqueadero al lado, pasando por aproximadamente 12 pies de pavimiento, un bordillo bajo y por aproximadamente 12 pies de mantillo. Con aviso en adelante, el equipo FSW puede preparar dos ayudantes para ayudar a visitantes en silla de ruedas al patio. Nota: Esto significa que no hay acceso ADA entre el patio de atrás y el interior del edificio. Visitantes tendrían que volver por 12 pies de pavimiento a la acera de Franklin Street y usar la rampa ADA permanente para acceder el interior del edificio.

MASCOTAS Y ANIMALES DE SERVICIO

Las mascotas son bienvenidas al patio de atrás. Se requiere tenerlas en correa. Hay un cuenco que se puede llenar con agua cuando se pide. Perros de servicio son bienvenidos. Bajo el ADA, animales de servicio necesitan tener arnés, correa o estar atados a menos que estos dispositivos no afecten el trabajo del animal o la discapacidad del individuo prevenga el uso de estos dispositivos. En aquel caso, el individuo debe mantener control del animal con su voz, señal u otro método efectivo. El personal de FSW comunicará información relevante a visitantes para que todos trabajen juntos para asegurar seguridad. Animales cuya sóla función es proveer confort o apoyo emocional no cumplen los requisitos de ser animales de servicio según el Acto de Americanos con Discapacidades (ADA) y, por tanto, no están permitidos.

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CONTACT

Terri C. Smith, Creative Director

Franklin Street Works

41 Franklin St. Stamford, CT 06901

203-253-0404 / terri@franklinstreetworks.org

 Award-winning Contemporary Art Space, Franklin Street Works, Continues to Cultivate Accessibility Initiatives 

Stamford’s nationally-recognized contemporary art space, Franklin Street Works, continues to expand their accessibility offerings in 2019 with a recently completed ADA compliant access ramp, sign language (ADL) and English Language Learner (ELL/ESL) tours, and captioning select videos of past artist talks. These new access initiatives focus on texts and tours for Spanish-speaking visitors and improved accommodations for visitors with disabilities.

The tours will continue during Franklin Street Works’ fall exhibition, “Otherwise Obscured: Erasure of Body and Text,” with the addition of a printed Spanish-language, self-guided tour, and a visual description tour, among other offerings. 

The permanent ADA ramp was made possible thanks, in part, to donations from individuals, First County Bank Foundation, and the Franklin Street Works board. Tours, captioning and self-guided tour translation are made possible thanks to a Connecticut State ARTE-accessible Grant FSW received in February 2019.

Committed to broad public access, Franklin Street Works has curated 33 original shows, organized more than 100 free, public educational programs, and collaborated with 30 partners from New Haven to New York City. Successfully fostering a welcoming and caring community is a reflection of Franklin Street Works’ values of inclusivity and equity.  At FSW admission is always free, and thematic exhibitions create fresh points of entry that connect their mission to publics beyond the art world. Additionally the space has all gender restrooms, insures ample egress in the galleries for those using walkers, wheelchairs or canes, and, when possible, hangs works and monitors at a slightly lower center line to accommodate a wider range of viewing heights.

“We are actively adding accessibility initiatives and, thanks to the Connecticut State ARTE-accessible grant, we are able to give new types of walking tours and are able to translate the fall show’s printed, self-guided tour into Spanish,” adds Creative Director Terri C Smith, “While they are funding-dependent, some of our dream initiatives for the near future include building an ADA ramp to our back patio, captioning all of the video documentation of past events, and installing grab bars in our restroom.” 

For the summer tours, Elisabeth Schifrin will give Spanish-speaking tours and Franklin Street Works Creative Director Terri C Smith will give English tours.  Franklin Street Works is working with Source Interpreting for the ASL tours. Sign language tours will be available in English and Spanish. 

RSVPs help Franklin Street Works plan and they encourage people to RSVP or sign up their group for tours by emailing terri@franklinstreetworks.org anytime or calling her cell (203-253-0404) Tuesday – Friday between noon and 5pm. 

Saturday, July 20

Spanish/ASL: 1:00- 1:45

English/ASL: 2:15 – 3:00

Spanish: 3:15 – 4:00

Thursday, July 25

Spanish: 12:15 -1:00

Thursday, August 8 – Lunch Tour

Spanish: 12:15 – 1:00

Saturday, August 10

Spanish/ASL: 1:00- 1:45

English/ASL: 2:15 – 3:00

Spanish: 3:15 – 4:00

 

ABOUT FRANKLIN STREET WORKS

Franklin Street Works is a not-for- profit contemporary art space and café whose mission is to manifest contemporary art in a professional and welcoming setting. Franklin Street Works aims to broaden community participation in the arts, contribute to a larger arts dialogue, and cultivate emerging artists. To date, the organization has exhibited the work of more than 400 artists, curated 30  original exhibitions, and organized approximately 150 programs, including talks, tours, and performances. Their work has received national and regional support, including two multi-year grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as well as regional grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Connecticut Office of the Arts, New Canaan Community Foundation, among others. Exhibitions have been recognized with positive reviews in major publications such as Artforum online, Art in America (online), Art Papers, Modern Painters, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Bomb blog, Art New England.

 

GETTING THERE:

Franklin Street Works is located at 41 Franklin Street in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, near the UCONN campus and less than one hour from New York City via Metro North. Franklin Street Works is approximately one mile (a 15 minute walk) from the Stamford train station. On-street parking is available on Franklin Street (metered until 7 pm except on Sunday), and paid parking is available nearby in a lot on Franklin Street and in the Summer Street Garage (100 Summer Street), behind Target. Hours: Thursday  – Sun, 12pm – 5pm.

 

ACCESSIBILITY:  

Franklin Street Works has an ADA compliant access ramp going from Franklin Street to the first floor back door, which is always locked. Franklin Street Works staff will open the door from the inside for guests. To request the door be opened, please call the main landline (203-595-5211) during gallery hours (Thursday – Sunday from noon – 5:00) and Natasha or Terri can open the door. Visitors are also welcome to call Creative Director Terri C Smith’s cell 203-253-0404 or email her at terri@franklinstreetworks to arrange entry ahead of time or to inquire about any accessibility matters. 

 

While plans have been drafted, due to budgetary constraints, there is currently no access ramp to our back patio and getting there requires entering from the nextdoor parking lot, traversing approximately 12 feet of paved lot, then going over a low curb, and across approximately 12 feet of mulch to get to the patio’s pavers. With advance notice, the FSW team can plan to have two helpers assist visitors in wheelchairs to the patio. Note: This means there is no ADA access between the back patio and the building’s interior. Visitors would need to go back through 12 feet of parking lot, return to the sidewalk on Franklin Street and then use the permanent ADA ramp to access the building’s interior.  

 

PETS AND SERVICE ANIMALS

Pets are welcome on the back patio. They must be on-leash at all times. There is an on site water bowl that can be filled upon request as well. Service dogs are welcome. Under the ADA, Service Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the Service Animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective means. The staff will communicate any relevant information to visitors so that everyone is working together to ensure object safety. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as Service Animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are, therefore, not permitted. 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION FOR FSW GARDEN EVENTS – SUMMER 2019

ACCESSIBILITY:  

Franklin Street Works has an ADA compliant access ramp going from Franklin Street to the first floor back door, which is always locked. Franklin Street Works staff will open the door from the inside for guests. To request the door be opened, please call the main landline (203-595-5211) during gallery hours (Thursday – Sunday from noon – 5:00) and Natasha or Terri can open the door. Visitors are also welcome to call Creative Director Terri C Smith’s cell 203-253-0404 or email her at terri@franklinstreetworks to arrange entry ahead of time or to inquire about any accessibility matters. 

 

While plans have been drafted, due to budgetary constraints, there is currently no access ramp to our back patio and getting there requires entering from the next door parking lot, traversing approximately 12 feet of paved lot, then going over a low curb, and across approximately 12 feet of mulch to get to the patio’s pavers. With advance notice, the FSW team can plan to have two helpers assist visitors in wheelchairs to the patio. Note: This means there is no ADA access between the back patio and the building’s interior. Visitors would need to go back through 12 feet of parking lot, return to the sidewalk on Franklin Street and then use the permanent ADA ramp to access the building’s interior.  

 

PETS AND SERVICE ANIMALS

Pets are welcome on the back patio. They must be on-leash at all times. There is an on site water bowl that can be filled upon request as well. Service dogs are welcome. Under the ADA, Service Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the Service Animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective means. The staff will communicate any relevant information to visitors so that everyone is working together to ensure object safety. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as Service Animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are, therefore, not permitted.