The Newseum is a fully accessible facility.
Elevators that stop on each floor are located on both sides of the building. A limited number of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking aids are available on a first-come, first-served basis (with photo ID) at our coat check on Level 1.
The Newseum is pleased to offer one-hour guided Orientation Tours for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language. Tours will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis and do not require advanced notice. Additional ASL tours will be provided with seven business days' notice by emailing email@example.com.
Assistive listening devices for use throughout the Newseum are available upon request at the information desk on Level 1.
Assistive listening devices are available upon request for “I-Witness: A 4-D Time Travel Adventure” in the Walter & Leonore Annenberg Theater, for public programs in the Knight Studio and for the Documentary Theater at the information desk on Level 1. Other Newseum theaters feature open captioning.
Visitors Guide publications are available in Braille and in large print upon request at the information desk on Level 1.
Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact Visitor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 202/292-6499.