The Detroit Institute of Arts strives to create experiences that help each person, of all abilities, find personal meaning in art.

To request more information or ask any questions, please contact the Visitor Services Hotline at 313-833-7940 or email cstaff@dia.org.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices are available upon request for events in the lecture hall and the Detroit Film Theatre auditorium.

Large Print

All special exhibitions at the DIA have large print versions of wall text and interpretative materials available. Please ask a staff member at the special exhibitions entrance for assistance.

American Sign Language Interpretation

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters are available for most events and can be arranged for any DIA event with at least two weeks advance notice. 

Verbal Description

Verbal description is available for museum tours and most events. Please contact the DIA with at least two weeks advance notice to arrange for a descriptor.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Visitors With Limited Mobility

The Farnsworth and John R. Loggia entrances are wheelchair accessible.

Elevators are conveniently located throughout the DIA.

Electric scooters are currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Visitors With Dementia or Alzheimer's

The DIA has volunteers and staff with expertise in leading discussions with visitors with early and mid-stage dementia and Alzheimer's through the museum's "Minds on Art" program. "Minds on Art" is an art-talk and art-making program specially designed to make our guests feel welcome, with discussions based on observations and connections made by the group, in a safe and inspiring environment.

All participants, including companions, are encouraged to contribute. Get more information here. The link goes to group reservations but instead should either go to the event page or say: Please call Lisa Gardner at Michigan Alzheimer's Association at 1.800.272.3900 for information and enrollment in the program.