Accessibility

WMSHC events strive to be as welcoming and accessible as possible. Because of the open, drop-in nature of our events, we typically cannot guarantee a scent-free space. 

Below is accessibility information for many of the venues where we sing regularly. This list is a work in progress — we'll be adding more details over time. If you have questions about accessibility or additional information/corrections about any of these venues, please feel free to reach out to wmshc-board@googlegroups.com. 

Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Northampton

The building is wheelchair accessible from the left entrance, located near reserved parking. The singing area is on the chancel/stage in the chapel, reached via 3 steps with a railing. There is an elevator to the restrooms on the lower level, including an accessible single-stall room. Doorways are as narrow as 36 inches. 

Amherst College Alumni House

There are a few low steps to enter this single-story building. Restrooms are gendered and are not ADA-compliant. 

Amherst College Octagon

This historic building has a heavy door and the main singing space is up 2 flights of stairs (we sometimes have access to a first-floor room that requires only a few steps). Restrooms are gendered, are not ADA-compliant, and are down 2+ flights of stairs from the main singing space. 

First Congregational Church, Sunderland

The singing space has a ramp at the side of the building. There is an accessible single-stall restroom. 

Old Meeting House, Granville

There is a ramp at the side entrance of this single-story building. There are raised platforms (1 step up) at the sides of the singing space, where food and drinks are typically placed. The single-stall restrooms are not ADA-compliant. 

Center for the Arts, Northampton

This building has a ramp to the front door and an elevator in the building. The accessible multi-stall restrooms are all-gender.