ArtVerveAcademy

Equal Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity

The Art Verve Academy is an equal opportunity educator and welcomes diversity to any classes, programs, or activities offered.


Discrimination

We do NOT discriminate against individuals with disabilities, nor on the basis of gender, race, color, sexuality, national, ethnic origin, or religion.


Accessibility

We strive to provide a space that is welcoming and accessible to all. However, not all of our rented facilities have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant restrooms or ramps in compliance. Please let us know of any special accommodations you might have within a sufficient time frame, and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Service Animals

We welcome them. Please contact us and let us know if you will be bringing a service animal. We must take the proper steps to get them into some locations. If you have any concerns, email us.

What is a Service Animal?

Service animals are trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. A Service animal provides safety, confidence, independence, and companionship to its owner. You may find additional information about the use of service animals at https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm.

A Service Animal Is Not

An ordinary dog or pet, there are rules of etiquette for interacting with service dogs.

Service Dog Etiquette

It is not appropriate to ask about a person’s disability or that the dog demonstrates its ability to perform the work. Rules of etiquette are as follows:

  • Please speak to the handler first. Do not touch the service animal without asking for and receiving permission.
  • Please avoid asking the owner any questions of a personal nature, and do not be offended if the handler does not want to chat about the service dog.
  • Please do not make distracting or rude noises to the animal.
  • Do not offer food to the service animal, and resist the temptation to provide them treats.

What if...

The service dog barks, growls, or otherwise forgets its manners? Find out what happened before taking action. Was the service dog stepped on, poked, asleep, and dreaming, performing its job (some alert their handlers to oncoming seizures by barking once or twice)? If the dog’s behavior is disruptive or destructive, please report it to your instructor.