Issued July 16, 2018
The Small Museum Association is committed to holding events and programs that are open and welcoming to all. We fully intend to make all reasonable accommodations that do not interfere with the nature of the programming. Please contact SMA at least six weeks in advance to request an accommodation. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With notification, available accommodations include (but are not limited to):
ASL interpreters can be provided with advance notice as requested above.
SMA will reserve seating or space for program attendees that need to sit close to an ASL interpreter, a presenter, a screen, etc.
SMA holds its annual conference and other programs in locations that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are concerned that a location will not provide adequate physical accommodation, please contact us to discuss it.
Locations for SMA programs will fully comply with ADA guidance on service animals. If it is unclear if an animal is a service animal, SMA and venue staff will not ask any questions beyond those allowed by the ADA: (1) is this a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the animal been trained to perform?
SMA can provide a private space for lactation needs.
SMA generally asks about relevant dietary restrictions on the registration forms for its events. Contact us if you were not able to address your request on the form.
Please let us know if these or another form of accommodation will make it possible for you to attend a Small Museum Association event. We look forward to having you join us.