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.
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.
On-site Accessibility & Parking
All public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible. Motorized wheelchairs are welcome. Drop-off areas are located on 12th Avenue (Hamilton Building) or 14th Avenue (North Building). There are a few accessible parking spaces on 13th Avenue and some on the second level of the Cultural Center Garage (enter garage from 12th Avenue and follow signs to northwest corner elevators). The main entrances to both buildings are equipped with power assist doors.
Accessible restrooms are available on every level of the Hamilton Building, and on Level 1 of the North Building. A single user/family restroom is available on level one of each building.
There are no public telephones in the building. Ask at the welcome desk for phone assistance.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the welcome center in either building. While quantity is limited, it is almost always sufficient to meet demand. Therefore we don’t accept reservations. Leaving a driver’s license or ID is required.
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any museum tour, program, or event with two weeks’ notice (shorter notice requests accommodated if possible). To make arrangements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Large Print & Braille Materials
Large print label booklets and braille label booklets are available for selected special exhibitions. Ask at our welcome desk. Magnifying sheets are available in selected gallery areas to make wall labels easier to read.
Transcripts in large print are available for exhibition audio tours. Ask at our welcome desk. Printed transcripts are available nearby for selected educational videos and audio components in the galleries.
Programs & Tours for Visitors with Disabilities
Visit the Access Programs page to learn more about events and programs that the DAM offers to visitors with disabilities.
For more information, download this fact sheet "Access Information for Visitors With Disabilities." (PDF)