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The Gallery is committed to making its world-renowned collections accessible through programs and services for all visitors.

For Visitors with Mobility Impairments

Accessible parking is available in the Gallery’s lot and accessible entrances are located on both sides of the main Elmwood Avenue entrance. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Coat Room on a first-come, first-served basis. Elevators and lifts are located throughout the building.
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(The Gallery map provides details of the Gallery’s three buildings, including the locations of all elevators and lifts. For more information about our buildings’ accessibility, please call 716.882.8700.)

Accessing Clifton Hall

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a historic facility and, due to its age, visitors with mobility impairments will use three wheelchair lifts and one elevator to access Clifton Hall. Using these accessible features can take up to twenty minutes.

For Visitors Who Are Hard of Hearing or Deaf

The Gallery Auditorium is equipped with Assistive Listening Devices. Devices are available at the Admissions Desk.

The Gallery is equipped with a TTY Teletypewriter at the Guest Services Station. Please call 716.270.8297.

Large print scripts of our Audio Description Tours are available with Gallery admission. Please inquire at the Admissions Desk.

ASL interpreted tours for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing are available upon request. To schedule an ASL interpreted tour, please call 716.270.8249 or TTY 716.270.8297 at least three weeks in advance.

For Visitors Who are Blind or Partially Sighted

Large print Gallery maps are available with Gallery admission. Please inquire at the Admissions Desk.

Audio Description Tours are available with Gallery admission and are accessible by audio wand. Please inquire at the Admissions Desk.

Verbal Description Tours are available at designated times. Participants enjoy an in-depth tour of select works from the Gallery’s Collection and special exhibitions, followed by a hands-on art activity.  Learn More

For Visitors Who Do Not Speak English

General information about the Gallery is available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. This information is also available in the Gallery at the Admissions Desk.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Gallery.

Inclusive Programs

Our docents and instructors are trained to provide tours and art classes that are accessible to all individuals.
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Accessible Programs

Access AK provides enriching art experiences for individuals of all ages with special needs. Access AK tours and workshops are designed to meet the needs and interests of each participating group. Learn More

For more information about our programs and services for those with special needs, please call 716.270.8249.