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Here at the CAC, we believe that art and the creative process belong to all people.  The CAC offers a variety of services and accommodations to ensure visitors of all abilities have meaningful access to the exhibitions and programs. 

The CAC is committed to facilitating the usability of this website for people with disabilities. We are currently in consultation to achieve full accessibility for our website.  We appreciate your understanding as we work toward this goal.

If you have feedback or questions about this effort, or any of our accessibility services, please contact Shawnee Turner at


Accessible parking is available at the 21C valet, which is located on Walnut, right around the corner from the CAC's 6th Street entrance.  Please notify the valet and 21C front desk staff that you are there for CAC accessible parking to receive the $8 rate.

Entry and General Navigation

The CAC's entrance is located at street level, in the middle of the building on 6th Street.  The entrance has an automatic door.  You will enter the glass doors and turn right, moving through another set of glass doors.  Please proceed to the front desk to check in.

Accessible restrooms are located on all floors except the lobby.  Single stall, gender inclusive restrooms are located on the 4th floor.

All floors are accessible via elevators.  There are two elevators available to visitors.

Service dogs and ponies are welcome.  A service animal is defined as any animal that has been trained to do work or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.


All of the following are available free of charge at the front desk:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Stools
  • Hearing amplifiers
  • Large print text for exhibitions
  • Sensory bags (fidgets, hearing protection, sensory narrative, and sensory map)

The following are available for the current exhibition:

Audio Described Tour for Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

  • This tour is accessed at the front desk.  The tour is on an mp3 player and is accompanied by text and braille directions.  Please request at the front desk.

Braille text of Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

  • Please request at the front desk.

ASL Video Tour for Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

  • This tour features an ASL Interpreter, captioning and an audio track.  Please stream this tour and watch on your personal device.  If you do not have a personal device, please request an ipad from the front desk.  To aid in navigation, you can reference the following map of featured artworks in the video.  Feel free to pause the video to move to the next work or take time for reflection.  If you are listening to the audio track, please use headphones to be respectful to other visitors.

All of the following art available with two weeks notice:

  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for all public programs.
  • Tours for groups.  All tours for groups of individuals with disabilities are free of change.

Please contact to schedule these accommodations. 

Memories in the Museum

Designed especially for visitors with memory loss and their caregivers, Memories in the Museum is a program developed in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center and the Taft Museum of Art.  On the first Wednesday of every month, participants join trained docents at one of the partner instituions to look at art, discuss observations and share memories.  

Free, reservations are required.  Please contact the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati to reserve your spot.  1-800-272-3900.

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