Visitors with Disabilities


The museum is accessible to people with disabilities. Wheelchairs are available. TDD phone access is provided through Florida Relay Services at 800.955.8771. Large print versions of exhibition text are available by advance request in the Bishop Study Center by calling 352.294.7064.

ADA Compliant

All exhibitions at the museum comply with ADA standards in terms of space requirements between display furniture in order to allow sufficient maneuvering clearance for wheelchairs. Wall labels are printed in 18-24 point and are mounted 48 inches from the floor which is a comfortable viewing location for both those seated and standing.

The Harn’s galleries are equipped with automatic door openers to allow physically-impaired visitors to enter and exit the building and access all gallery spaces independently and with ease. To better serve the physically impaired as well as families that visit the museum, the Harn provides a family restroom at the main museum entrance as well as one downstairs near the Camellia Court Café, adjacent to the classrooms and in the Cofrin Asian Art Wing. These facilities increase both comfort and accessibility for diverse visitors.

Continual self-assessment of compliance with ADA standards is conducted using visitor comments and physical inspection.

Program Offerings + Collaborations

Available in American Sign Language upon request.

Vital Visionaries
Originally created by Johns Hopkins College of Medicine, Vital Visionaries facilitates interaction between medical students and older adults. Each student is paired with an adult to experience tours of exhibitions and interactive activities based on the work. The program emphasizes interaction among generations.