Forum 5.1 - Modifications and Accommodations
Modifications and accomodations
To focus on the sanctuary for today:
We do have a ramp for access but it is outside and the ones who need it and use it regularly, do not come to church on bad weather days. I would need a contractor to help figure out how to include an interior ramp or lift, but I think it could be done! A first step could be to roof the ramp we have. The pulpit and choir loft are not completely accessible!
We use microphones and hearing aids but there have been Sundays when the aids were more of a hindrance than a help - batteries weak or a short in the cord. A designated checker would be helpful. Also it would be great to rewire the sanctuary to the nursery!
We print the bulletin in a larger print but do not have any large print hymnals. We do provide large print Upper Rooms. We need to rethink the location of bulletin boards and announcement centers.
Also our sanctuary is a very peculiar shape with almost a back passageway (second vestibule, handbell room open to the sanctuary, and a parlor/SS room) which is never clear enough for people to navigate safely mostly due to handbell tables and cases.