Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the museum parking lot off of Camp Bowie Blvd. and along the museum’s south side on Lancaster Ave.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by the Information Desk for assistance. All floors are accessible by elevator, and the Carter is equipped with accessible restrooms and drinking fountains. All our entrances are barrier free.
Prepare for your visit with a social narrative—a guide of what to expect and things to do on a trip to the Carter.
Assistive listening devices are available upon request for use during all public events or tours.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is provided for events or may be scheduled for any event upon advance request. Email us for additional information.
This is provided in partnership with intern students and faculty support from the Tarrant County College (TCC) Sign Language Program.
Check out a pair of EnChroma color-blind glasses at the Information Desk. Sizes available for both children and adults.
Booklets with large print labels are located in every gallery.
Hear more about artworks from artists, museum staff, community members, and others by dialing in or streaming on your smart device.
Tactile tool kits feature 3D-printed copies and raised-line drawings of select artworks, visual descriptions in braille and large print, and additional sensory objects.
We have seating throughout the Museum, and you are also welcome to make yourself at home on the gallery floor as you explore.
Art for All! The Carter is committed to helping everyone enjoy American art. Check out these opportunities designed for visitors with special needs, always free of charge.
Available: monthly and on request
A monthly program designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers; share moments connecting with art and one another by exploring themes that spark conversation and laughter.
Available: on request for individuals and groups
Designed for people of all ages with low or no vision and their guests, these tours use conversation, our Tactile Tool Kits, and other sensory tools to make connections with art in the galleries.
Connect to Art
Available: on request for groups
Geared toward groups of adults or children with cognitive and/or physical needs, participants spend time with artworks in the galleries, engage in multisensory activities, and create works of art.
Available: January, April, and October
Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to participate in sensory-friendly museum activities exploring artwork and engaging in hands-on art-making.
Our Community Partners
- Age-Friendly Fort Worth
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Center for Autism & Related Disorders
- Dementia Friendly Fort Worth
- EPIC (Empowering Personal Interactions in the Community) at University of North Texas
- Lighthouse for the Blind Fort Worth
- TCU FACES (Families, Autism, and Child Emotional Studies)
- Tarrant Community College Sign Language Program
- University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center