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 access@dia.org.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices are available upon request from the Farnsworth and Woodward entrances.

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 and wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, by request at the Farnsworth entrance. To request in advance, please dial 313.833.7900

Visitors With Dementia or Alzheimer's

The DIA has volunteers and staff with expertise in leading discussions with visitors with early stage dementia and Alzheimer's with the museum's "Minds on Art" program.

The "Minds on Art" program is 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 caregivers, are encouraged to contribute. Get more information here.