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Access Programs

Tactile Carnival Sunday, November 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
An exciting sensory experience for all! Featuring a variety of original, fully accessible games emphasizing the sense of touch, this carnival provides a “hands-on” experience for sighted people wearing blindfolds as well as for people with vision or hearing loss. Designed for deaf-blind people and for sighted/hearing people to experience the world of the deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and blind and low-vision communities. Enjoy carnival games and prizes, hands-on art activities, interpreted gallery tours, art making, and more! Free. 

Presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Sight Center, Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Northeast Ohio Deaf-Blind Association, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Memory Support Program: Art in the Afternoon

Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:15 p.m.; preregistration required.

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the CMA provides specialized gallery tours for those with memory loss and one caregiver designed to lift the spirit, engage the mind, and provide a relaxing and enjoyable social experience. Specially trained docents are sensitive to the interests and abilities of all visitors and encourage conversation, sharing memories, and art enjoyment. Preregistration required; call the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter at 216-342-5607.

American Sign Language Tours
CMA staff–led tours are interpreted by students in the American Sign Language / English Interpreting Program at Kent State University. Free and open to all. 

  • Friday, Novovember 23, 2:00 p.m. Turkey Trot
  • Sunday, Novovember 25, 2:00 p.m. Celebrations
  • Saturday, December 15, 2:00 p.m. Celestial
  • Thursday, December 20, 2:00 p.m. Happiness

Touch Tours
Visitors with vision impairments may register for special tours with advance notice. These tours are available to visitors of all ages, individually or in groups. Contact access [at] clevelandart.org. Please allow a minimum of four weeks’ notice.

Please contact access [at] clevelandart.org for additional information, or if you have questions, need assistance, or need an accommodation not mentioned above.