Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium
Black Maria Film Festival
ADA Compliance - Americans with Disabilities Act

As a nationally touring program, The Black Maria Film Festival proactively supports and advocates ADA accessibility guidelines. People with disabilities and their companions or liaisons are encouraged to contact the festival office prior to a scheduled screening event in order to ascertain and confirm the specific accessibility features of the host venue.

Black Maria Film Festival associates supply the contact information for the host venue in order to confirm any needed accommodations. On the Festival's Tour Schedule link approved ADA symbols are posted indicating each host venue's accessibility.

The Festival provides each host venue with program notes in a minimum of 16-point type, and can provide enlarged program notes upon request to individuals with impaired vision.

The Festival will also seek to facilitate procurement of Assistive Listening devices for patrons upon request. For these special accommodations, the Festival must be contacted at least two weeks prior to a scheduled program.

Each season the comprehensive Black Maria Festival Tour's program booklet is linked to the Festival website and may be viewed by patrons on their home computers. In this way, based on personal requirements, the program booklet can be accessed to accommodate people with vision or other physical impairment.

The Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium is committed to making its programs and facility accessible to everyone. It is the policy of the Consortium to maintain a working environment and a program exhibition environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination. The Consortium is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Host sites presenting Consortium programs are required to be in compliance with ADA guidelines.

Contact information for ADA related questions:

Jane Steuerwald, Festival Director -

Diana Hernandez, Festival Associate -

Steve Gorelick, Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium Trustee & ADA coordinator -

Festival office - 201-200-2043