Accessibility

Our Commitment to Accessibility

The Cincinnati Art Museum strives for inclusivity by increasing accessibility to its collection, programming, and resources. The museum seeks to eliminate barriers by accommodating the individual needs of all visitors.

The museum offers a wide variety of tours, programs, and accommodations to help make our collection accessible to everyone. We continually work to expand our resources for visitors with different needs. If you have feedback or suggestions about our accessibility efforts, please take our accessibility survey. For more information about accessibility programs or to request accommodations, please contact [email protected].

This large print Accessibility Guide includes a map with quiet spaces, seating areas, low light spaces, and hands-on areas identified.


Visitors who use wheelchairs and strollers

 

Accessible parking is available. Wheelchair and stroller entry is available via our Main Entrances and DeWitt Entrances. Both entrances are equipped with power-assist doors. For more information on directions and parking please click here

Elevators are located on the First Floor (beyond the Great Hall providing access to the Ground and Second Floors) and First Floor (near the Terrace Café providing access to the Second and Third Floors).

 

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on the First Floor (in the Great Hall), on the Second Floor (in Gallery 213) and on the Ground Floor (next to the Fath Auditorium). The accessible restroom on the first floor is a family restroom.

Wheelchairs and strollers are available for use free of charge at the Main Entrance and the DeWitt Entrance. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions or assistance, please approach any staff member. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Unfortunately, wagons are not permitted in the museum.

The Fath Auditorium has spaces for wheelchairs and companion care seating.

Benches are located throughout the museum.


Visitors who have intellectual or developmental disabilities

 

Prepare for your visit
with our visual accessibility resources linked below.

 

Sensory headphones and fidgets are available to borrow
at the front desk and the Rosenthal Education Center (REC).

 

Quiet galleries are located throughout the museum. Gallery 116 is our best
recommendation for a quiet gallery space. Other quiet galleries are marked in
the sensory friendly guide linked above.

 

Programs for Visitors who have intellectual or developmental disabilities


Visitors who are blind or partially sighted

 

Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are welcome in the museum.

Braille menus are available in the Terrace Café. Braille and large print tour guide booklets are coming soon! The museum is currently working with Clovernook Center for the Blind to create a user-friendly braille tour guide for the museum. Check back in 2021 for more information about our braille initiative.

Sighted guides, custom audio description and touch tours are available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least two weeks prior to schedule your visit.


Audio Description and Touch Tours

Free docent-led tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their families are offered on the third Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Specially trained docents, who are trained in the art of verbal description, will  provide detailed information about the works of art as well as touchable touring tools. Reservations are not required.

 

Programs for Visitors who are blind or partially sighted


Visitors who are deaf or have partial hearing

 

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation
is available for all public programs. Email [email protected] to request this service.

 

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioning is available for select programming. Please contact [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event to schedule these accommodations.

 

Assisted Listening Devices are available for visitors
upon request for programs in the Fath Auditorium.

 

Programs for Visitors who are deaf or have partial hearing


Accessibility group tours

As scheduled, Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accessibility group tours are available for visitors who are not able to attend our regularly scheduled accessibility programs. Specially trained museum staff and volunteers are equipped to provide a multisensory experience for groups of all abilities.

Tours can consist of any of the following: audio description and touch tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted tours, tours designed for assisted-living facilities specializing in memory care, tours for visitors who have experienced trauma and tours for groups with developmental disabilities. Visitors may request an accessible art-making program in addition to their tour.

FREE. Reservations required four weeks in advance. Please contact [email protected] for more information or to reserve a tour.