What access services are provided by Smithsonian Associates?
Accessibility for In-Person Programs
Smithsonian Associates seeks to make programs and activities accessible to everyone.
Patrons with questions regarding accessibility for in-person programs are encouraged
to call before registering for programs to inquire about the accessibility of presentations
and locations. For information or to request accessibility assistance,
please call our Customer Service team at 202-633-3030 (voice) or by sending us an e-mail.
Contact us for more information about accessiblity
Accessibility for Online Programs
Closed captioning is routinely provided for most programs. For small format programs, such
as Studio Arts classes and workshops and Smithsonian Summer Adventures closed captioning is
provided upon request. Patrons who require closed captioning to participate are asked to
submit an email request to Customer Service at least two weeks prior to the program.
Does Smithsonian Associates provide sign language interpreters?
Sign language interpreters for Smithsonian Associates in-person programs and special
events are provided free of charge. Smithsonian Associates will make arrangements
through the Smithsonian Accessibility Program if a request for an interpreter is made
at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling 202-633-3030 (voice) or by
sending us an email.
Request a sign-language interpreter