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Information for Visitors
Who Are Deaf

Experience the Whitney’s world-renowned collection of American art in American Sign Language. Whitney Signs is a free gallery tour led by expert Museum educators who are Deaf.

Whitney Signs takes place the first Saturday of each month at 4 pm, with a pre-tour reception at 3 pm. The tour is voice-interpreted. ASL tours without voice interpretation take place the third Friday of each month at 7pm, with a pre-tour reception at 6pm.

Check-in is in the Museum lobby. We encourage you to RSVP at or 
(212) 570-7789 Voice. Relay calls welcome.

ASL students, please note: We regret that complimentary tickets will not be available for ASL students; regular student admission is $14 with a valid student ID.

Museum staff or ASL interpreters will not be able to sign student assignments.

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american sign language interpretation

American Sign Language interpretation is available free-of-charge for daily exhibition tours and public programs by request with three weeks' advance notice.To place a request, please contact us at or (212) 570-7789 Voice. Relay calls welcome.


Transcripts are available for exhibition audio guides and some video and audio installations. Descriptions of background or ambient sounds may also be available. Please inquire at the Access Services Desk.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is available for videos on To view captions, play the video you wish to view. A CC button will appear on the video player controls. Select “English” to activate. Please note that certain internet browsers may not display closed captions.

Communications Access Realtime Translation ( CART )

Open captioning with Communication Access Realtime Translation ( CART ) for public programs is available by request with three weeks advance notice, contingent upon the availability of captioners.To place a request, please contact us at or
(212) 570-7789 Voice. Relay calls welcome.

Public Telephone with TTY

A public telephone with TTY is available in the lower lobby to the right of the elevator.