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What does this abbreviation mean, please ?



maryse peyé
France

What does this abbreviation mean, please ?
 
Happy New Year to all of you !
 
I need some light from our US colleages, please.
 
What does DIS. access mean when you speak about the access of a museum for example ? DIS. cannot be DISTRICT as the abbreviation is DIST.
 
Great thanks for your help.
 
Hugs.
 
Maryse.

3 Jan 2016      



Pierreroset
France

Doesn ´t it stand for "disabled" ?
 
Happy new year to you all.

3 Jan 2016     



maryse peyé
France

Interesting deduction ! Possible.
 
Thanks !

3 Jan 2016     



almaz
United Kingdom

Document Image System?
 
 
For example...
 
 

3 Jan 2016     



maryse peyé
France

Hi Almaz,
 
I have thought of this possibility. But I think (maybe worngly) that it is a little too bit technical here.
 
Here is an example of the abbreviation in context :
 
Kennedy Center : A mémorial to President .... and rooftop restaurant have dazzling views.
- New Hampshire Ave at Rock Creek Parkway, NW.
- DIS. Access.
 
In my humble opinion the idea of some access for disabled people sounds more logical.
 
But I can be wrong. In that case what would this mean with the Document Image System ? That people can have more details about the access to the Kennedy Center ? With a map maybe ? But there is no other link, nor any phone number...
 
So ?
 
Thanks to both of you and any new possible explanation.
 
Maryse.
 

3 Jan 2016     



almaz
United Kingdom

Ah, Maryse, with the context it makes more sense. Yes, dis. access (not DIS.) is ´disabled access´. In fact, it´s right here in the key to abbreviations in this travel guide to Washington DC (look at the bottom of page 3).
 
It may even be the same guide you´ve just quoted from 
 
Alex 

4 Jan 2016     



maryse peyé
France

Thanks a bunch dear Alex to confirm the exact meaning.
 
That ´s ok now !
 
Hugs.
 
Maryse.
 
 

4 Jan 2016