The Owatonna Arts Center does not yet have an elevator at its primary entrance. To compensate, the City of Owatonna allows use of their ground-level handicap entrance just South of the main entrance to the Administration Building on West Hills Circle. Tuesday through Friday (8-5:00), there should be no problem for those with special needs to visit the Center by use ofid entrance.
To use the City's handicap entrance on weekends, special arrangements must be made through the OAC office. Call 507.451.0533 to let us know your arrival time or a companion can ask at our office to be met at the City's handicap entrance.
Artists With Disabilities - http://vsaartsmn.org/
Ever since we opened our doors in 1974, Owatonna Arts Center has been committed to bringing the best of the performing arts to everyone.
The staff and volunteers of the Owatonna Arts Center Department of Program and Services for People with Disabilities (PSPD) are committed to the following principles in order to present the vitality of the performing arts to everyone:
- Provide access and full participation in the world of Owatonna Arts Center for the Performing Arts for patrons, artists, and employees with disabilities.
- Encourage women, men, and children with disabilities of all ages, ethnic, racial and religious origins, and economic backgrounds to learn about and participate in programs at the Owatonna Arts Center.
- Develop and nurture a working relationship with people with disabilities so that the department's programs and services will be responsive to this community's changing needs.
- Assistive Listening Devices are available for hearing impaired visitors.
- On-line gallery for Arts Center patrons that are unable to visit our center.
In addition the Arts Center PSPD coordinates other support services for those with disabilities and maintains outreach programs for the disabled community. Relationships with the Minnesota State School for the Deaf and Minnesota School for the Blind are revisited on a yearly basis.
The Department is responsible for conducting awareness/sensitivity training for staff and volunteers, advising on different areas of accessibility for the Owatonna Arts Center campus, printing an accessibility brochure, arranging sign language interpreters, cultural translators, and producing Large Print programs for Owatonna Arts Center events.
If you would like to receive our accessibility guide in print, Braille or on CD, or require any other accessibility information, please call 507.451.0533.