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- For Visitors who are Blind or Partially Sighted
Verbal Imaging Tours of exhibitions are offered monthly or by appointment. For blind or partially sighted visitors, docents are trained to provide detailed descriptions of the exhibitions.
Tactile books are available on request for use with one of the Museum’s specially trained docents, and is based on selections in the Museum’s permanent collection, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
Large print labels for special exhibitions are available at the entrance to the galleries. Large print labels for the Museum’s permanent galleries are available upon request from the gallery security staff.
Touch tours are available by appointment and are also offered periodically. Please check the calendar for upcoming scheduled touch tours.
Note: Lighting in the photographs, manuscripts and drawings galleries may be dimmed to protect the art.
- For Visitors who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Guided Tours - A portable FM system (headsets and neck loops) is available at the Admissions desk on request. A sign language interpreter is available upon request at least 2 weeks in advance.
Videos with a portable FM system which is T-coil compatible are available when a video has voiceovers. All videos without sound are labeled “no sound”. All videos with words have open captioning.
- For Visitors who have Mobility Impairments
Elevators - Accessible elevators are located on the ground level, behind the Admissions desk. All floors, including the café and gallery levels, are accessible for people with mobility impairments.
Entrance - A wheelchair accessible entrance to the Museum is located immediately to the right of the main entrance on 92nd Street, off of Fifth Avenue.
Restrooms - All public restrooms include accessible facilities.
Wheelchairs - Standard wheelchairs are available on a limited basis by calling 212.423.3213 to reserve no more than 24 hours in advance. On arriving at the Museum, please advise the lobby security guard that a wheelchair was reserved, and it will be made available.
Strollers - Umbrella strollers only are available to reserve at the coat check.
Service animals - Service animals are welcome.
For further information, call the Scheduling and Access Coordinator at voice: 212.423.3225, TTY: 212.660.1515 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewish Museum's access programs are made possible by J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and other donors.