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  • For Visitors who are Blind or Partially Sighted


    Verbal Description Tours of exhibitions are offered periodically or by appointment. For blind or partially sighted visitors, educators are trained to provide detailed descriptions of the exhibitions and integrate touch objects into the gallery tours.



    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 using tactile objects based on the Museum's permanent collection are available by appointment only.


    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


  • Assistive Listening Devices are available for use in the permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, and also in select special exhibitions. They are T-coil compatible and equipped with volume control and headsets are also available. An infrared listening system is available for public programs in Scheuer Auditorium.


    The admissions desk, coat check, Cooper Shop, and fourth floor information desk are equipped with hearing loops that transmit directly to T-coil compatible hearing aids.


    Portable FM units with a headset is available on request in advance. A sign language interpreter is available upon request at least 2 weeks in advance. Tours conducted in American Sign Language of special exhibitions are offered on Thursday evenings.


    Videos T-coil compatible with sound using hearing loop technology are available when a video has voice overs. 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 to reserve no more than 24 hours in advance by calling 212.423.3213 (voice). Upon arriving at the Museum, please advise the lobby security guard that a wheelchair was reserved, and it will be made available.

    • Families/General

    Strollers - Umbrella strollers only are available to reserve at the coat check.

    Service animals - Service animals are welcome.


    All Access Programs are free and require advance reservations. For more information or to register, please contact access@thejm.org or 212.423.3225.

    All Access Programs at The Jewish Museum are generously supported by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128

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