Accessibility

Museum visitor in a wheelchair and guest interact with an exhibit in the Public Vaults.

The National Archives Museum is accessible and ADA compliant.

Disability Services

Blind and Low Vision Visitors

Five copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are available in braille. Please contact Visitor Services for more information at visitorservices@nara.gov or call 202-357-6816.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Visitors

ASL interpreters are available with at least seven business days’ advance notice. To make reservations for sign language interpretation on a museum visit or tour, please contact Visitor Services at visitorservices@nara.gov or call 202-357-6816.

Interpretypes® are available as a means to communicate between staff and visitors. Please see Visitor Services to request one.

Welcome video in American Sign Language (ASL)

Service Animals

The National Archives’ Service Animal Policy permits animals specifically trained to perform tasks for persons with disabilities. Therapy animals are not considered service animals under the ADAAA 2008. Service animals must be under the control of their handlers at all times.

Wheelchairs

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis. All facilities are accessible by elevator. Please see Accessing the DC Area Facilities for more information on accessible entrances and routes to the museum. If you require assistance, please ask a security officer.

Visitor Services

If you have questions about services for visitors who are disabled, or need more information, please contact Visitor Services at visitorservices@nara.gov or call 202-357-6816.

National Archives Museum Tour in American Sign Language (ASL) and English

Our "Welcome to the National Archives Museum" video in American Sign Language (ASL) and with English closed captioning highlights the various exciting permanent and changing exhibits, special galleries, and National Archives store. It also highlights resources available to deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors, such as ASL-interpreted tours and Interpretypes® to assist with communication between deaf and hearing visitors and staff.