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For Visitors Who Are Deaf

The Museum offers a variety of programs in American Sign Language, with Sign Language interpretation, and with real-time captioning.

Programs in Sign Language and with Sign Language Interpretation Sign Language

Gallery talks are presented in Sign Language or are Sign Language–interpreted on a regular basis. We regret that gallery talks cannot accommodate groups.

Sign Language interpreters may be requested for Museum programs. At least two weeks' notice is required. Email


Audio GuideHeadphones large print

Transcripts in standard and large print are available for all Audio Guide programming. Audio Guide players are free to visitors who are hard of hearing, deaf, blind, or partially sighted.

Real-Time CaptioningReal-Time Captioning

We can provide real-time captioning for lectures by request. Visitors can request this service up to three weeks before the date of the lecture; however, this accommodation is contingent upon the availability of captioners. To request real-time captioning, call 212-650-2010 or email

Contact Us

The Museum welcomes comments and suggestions about how we might continue to improve our programs for visitors with disabilities. Please call 212-650-2010, email us, or write to us at:

Access and Community Programs
Education Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198