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Accessibility Accommodations

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. 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.

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

Visitors who use wheelchairs and strollers


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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

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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).


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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


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


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


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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



Braille iconBraille menus are available in the Terrace Café.

Braille booklets are available upon request at the front desk. Audio content is available on the Bloomberg Connects app or on the website.

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 iconAudio Description and Touch Tours

Free docent-led tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their families are offered on demand.  Please email [email protected] at least one month in advance to schedule your personalized tour.


Programs for Visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Visitors who are deaf or have partial hearing


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


Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) iconCommunication 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 iconAssisted 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.

Request an Accessibility Group Tour