ACCESS VISION STATEMENT
The DAM believes welcoming everyone into the museum deepens the level of engagement and exchange among all people. We seek to establish a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment that ensures the widest range of people will enjoy, learn from, and be inspired by their visit to the museum. With a focus on inclusive practices, the DAM aims to support full access to museum spaces, exhibitions, and programs for visitors of all ages and abilities.
ACCESS ADVOCACY GROUP
The DAM's Access Advocacy Group (AAG) is comprised of individuals who can address the barriers faced in attending museums. The group consists of advocates for multiple disability communities who meet regularly to provide specific input on accessibility in the museum. The members are Denver-based individuals, businesses, and groups who either experience these barriers themselves, who have knowledge of these barriers in their roles as support workers, or who are working in the accessibility field. The AAG supports the DAM's initiatives to be transparent and accountable in the evolving practice of building a fully accessible and inclusive museum environment.
Getting to the Museum
The museum is located on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock Streets. Please note:
- The Hamilton Building is open 7 days a week.
- The North Building is currently closed for a renovation project.
There are accessible parking spaces on 13th Avenue south of Broadway, in front of the Denver Public Library. Additionally, there are accessible spaces on the second level of the Cultural Center Garage (enter garage from 12th Ave and follow signs to northwest corner elevators).
The main entrance is equipped with power assist doors, and all public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible. Motorized wheelchairs are welcome.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for ticketing assistance.
Inside the Museum
Accessible restrooms are available on every level of the Hamilton building, and a single user/family restroom is available on level one.
Wheelchairs and Strollers
Wheelchairs and strollers are available to use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the welcome center on level one. Leaving a driver's license or other ID is necessary. We do not accept advance reservations for wheelchairs or strollers.
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign language interpretation can be schedule for any museum tour, program, or event with three business days' notice. To make arrangement, email email@example.com, you will receive a reply within 2 business days.
Large Print , Braille, and Spanish Language Materials
Large print label booklets, braille label booklets, and Spanish language booklets are available for select exhibitions, and located just outside the special exhibition entrance.
Captioning and Audio Transcripts
Select exhibition videos have closed captioning. Printed transcripts are available at the exhibition entrance for audio guides, select educational videos, and in-gallery audio components.
Verbal description tours and videos are available for select special exhibitions and permanent collection pieces online via our verbal description app. Audio and written components available.
Social stories are visual and written guides describing various social interactions, situations, behaviors, skills, or concepts. Social stories can be helpful for families with children with autism, first-time visitors, and others who prefer to prepare for new environments and situations.
Visit the Access Programs page to learn more about programs such as:
- Custom Access Tours: Adaptable and customizable to meet the needs of many different visitors and learning styles.
- Low-Sensory Mornings: Quarterly event for adults and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating museum visit.
- S.P.A.R.K Explorer Packs: designed for "on-the-go" sensory needs of students.
- Tactile Tables: An opportunity to experience art in a multisensory way.
Questions or feedback? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, Jim Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Colorado Creative Industries and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Verbal Description Tours and Tactile Tables are generously funded by Jon and Linda Carmain and Brad Feld and M. Amy Batchelor.