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a/perture is committed to making its programming and activities accessible and welcoming to all. Our staff is always available to answer questions or provide additional information on accessibility.


BUILDING & PARKING:

a/perture’s entrance, all screening areas, and all public areas and restrooms are fully accessible. An elevator provides access to the basement floor and the two screening rooms at that level. Wheelchair spots are available in s/tudio 1 (at rear), s/tudio 2 (at front), s/tudio 3 (at front) and petit a/ (at front). Directional signage throughout the building is in text, symbols and braille.

There are four conveniently located street reserved accessible public parking spaces on the corner of 4th and Cherry Streets, a half block from a/perture’s front door.


ASSISTIVE DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGY

a/perture offers the following equipment to our patrons — available at the box office upon request. Just ask! (Please keep in mind that closed captioning and descriptive audio are not available on all films.)

DESCRIPTIVE AUDIO

Dolby Fidelio™ is a wireless audio system that delivers both Assisted Listening (AD) for patrons who are hard of hearing, and Visually Impaired Narration (VI) for patrons who are blind or have low.  When films are equipped with audio description, headphones are available for patrons. (Please note that not all films are equipped with descriptive audio. Films with descriptive audio include this icon on our website.) Please check out headphones at the box office counter.

CLOSED CAPTIONING

When films are equipped with closed captioning , we offer closed captioning devices for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing: small easy-to-read Dolby CaptiView™ LED screens that fit in a seat’s cup holder. (Please note that not all films are equipped with closed captioning. Films with closed captioning include this icon on our website.)

OPEN CAPTIONING

Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds on screen during a film. The display is positioned in such a way that it is open for anyone to see in a particular seating area. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore. No one is labeled as needing the captioning with special equipment required at his/her seat. Open captioning is a service provided for people with hearing disabilities who use assistive listening devices, hearing aids, cochlear implants, sign language and lip reading.

Open Captioning screenings are scheduled (when the film allows) on Wednesday evenings and Saturday matinees. Please look for the showtimes each week online or via our e-newsletter (sign-up at bottom of webpage).


DISABILITY COMPANION PASS

a/perture will provide a free disability companion pass to an individual who is accompanying a patron with a disability to their film. Please send a request in writing to theaterservices@aperturecinema.com to request a companion pass or call (336) 722-8148 and leave a voicemail with your request.

SAFETY & EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

a/perture also has a EVAC+CHAIR® model 300H (MK4) evacuation chair. This chair is a device which permits the safe egress of mobility impaired persons from a building in the event of an emergency or evacuation. The standard model is our lightest weight evacuation chair at only 19lbs. The 300H features a 400lb. weight capacity and a blue powder coated textured finish with a contrasting fire retardant yellow hammock.


GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS

a/perture has two gender neutral bathrooms in the building. Please ask box office staff for location and access should you wish to use.

*Note about icon at the top of this page. The Accessible Icon Project is an ongoing work of design activism. It starts with a graphic icon, free for use in the public domain, and continues its work as a collaboration among people with disabilities and their allies toward a more accessible world. For more information click here