Riot Act believes that in order to dismantle and destroy the present forms of inequality, exploitation, and oppression that we face, our movements must include and be accessible to anyone who wants to be part of them. We believe it is essential to center accessibility in our work and not just include it as an afterthought or only if asked. Here is some basic accessibility info for the store:
IS RIOT ACT
The shop is not currently wheelchair accessible, but we have been raising funds to have a ramp installed at the front of the building. If you or anyone you know is skilled at grant-writing or ramp-building please get in touch!
Donations to our Accessibility Fund can be made here: paypal.me/riotactbooks
WHERE CAN I PARK?
There is usually plenty of street parking on Cedar St. You can also come through the Main Street Baptist Church parking lot and park in their lot. Please do not park in any of the spots against the fence directly behind Black Chariot Tattoo and Far East Chinese.
ARE THERE SPACES TO SIT DOWN IN THE STORE?
We have a reading room at the front of the shop with many seating options. There are outdoor seating options behind Riot Act under the awning by the Annex.
HOW LOUD IS THE STORE?
The store is usually pretty quiet in terms of conversational noise. There is often music, of varying degrees of loudness, played over a speaker system at the store and we are happy to turn it down upon request.
There is one gender-neutral bathroom on the same level as the store back behind the staff-only storage area. This bathroom is very small, has a very narrow doorway and is not wheelchair accessible. It is under a staircase and thus the ceiling is very low. There is an accessible bathroom in the Bundy Museum visitors center (building on the corner of Cedar St & Main St).
IS THE STORE FRAGRANCE FREE?
The store is not fragrance free although we ask our volunteers not to wear strongly scented products when they are working a store shift. Currently the hand sanitizer and hand soap dispensers contain products with fragrances in them.
ARE YOUR LIVE EVENTS ACCESSIBLE?
This is a work in progress. We mostly show movies that have subtitles/captions, however occasionally we may show movies that don’t if we think the content is really important and no captioned alternatives exist. We do not currently have sign language interpreters for most events but we would like to change this. Currently the only option we are aware of is quite costly but we are actively seeking other options. Feel free to email us prior to an event with specific questions or requests related to accessibility, or with general ideas about how to improve accessibility.
We are still learning and there are many types of accessibility, so we know that there are things we have missed. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you have suggestions, questions, or specific accessibility or accommodation wants or needs..