Accessibility

Close-up of hands exploring a raised-line drawing of an artwork.

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.

  • 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.

    View social narrative

  • 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.

  • These free tours can be arranged to cover the collection as a whole or concentrate on specific objects or themes. Fill out this form or email us at least two weeks ahead of your visit.

  • Hear more about artworks from artists, museum staff, community members, and others by dialing in or streaming on your smart device.

  • Booklets with large print labels are located in every gallery.

  • 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.

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