Accessibility

The Walters Art Museum strives to make our website, buildings, galleries, and programs accessible to all of our visitors.

Web Accessibility

Our goal is to make all of the content that we produce to be usable by assistive navigation and screen reader technologies. We have tested that our visual designs are understandable and navigable by users with low vision. Our design system and visual contrast is compliant with the AA level of WCAG 2.0. We provide alt-text and relevant context to all of our visual assets to ensure a good experience when using screen readers. If you have issues using any part of this site, please contact us at waltersweb@thewalters.org

Physical Accessibility

The main Centre Street entrance is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Elevators serve all of the museum’s public areas. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for free at the Visitor Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Accessible parking is located in the museum’s Cathedral Street parking lot.

Service animals are welcome.

Many lectures and programs are conducted in the Graham Auditorium. Assistive listening devices are available from the Visitor Services Desk for all auditorium programs. Sign language interpretation can be provided with three-weeks advance notice. Please call 410-547-9000, ext. 301.
For more information about resource and tours for persons with disabilities, please call 410-547-9000, ext. 300.

Group Tours

The Walters has many tours available for community groups including visitors with cognitive or developmental disabilities. To schedule a tour for your group, please contact adulttours@thewalters.org.

Art Moment

Visitors with early stage memory loss and their care partners are invited to explore the Walters on the 4th Friday of the month. A trained docent will lead you in a conversation about highlights of the collection. Registration is limited and required. To register, contact Yolanda Wright, Early Stage & Support Group Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association, at ywright@alz.org or call 410.561.9099;208.

Expanded Access Tours

For the blind and partially sighted, guided Touch Tours are available by advance arrangement.

Sensory Mornings

We offer Sensory Morning programs for individuals with autism and sensory processing disorders four times each year. The program is offered in partnership with the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Participants will have access to hands-on activities, including art making, tactile resources, and visual supports. For those in need of a respite, a Sensory Break Area will be available as well. All programs are free. Please register register online from one of the events listed in the schedule below.

For questions about Sensory Mornings, please contact Rebecca Sinel at rsinel@thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000, ext. 373.

See Sensory Morning Schedule

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