Accessibility

The Arab American National Museum is a founding organization of the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA). Established in 2016, MACA is a consortium of professionals working together in order to enhance the accessibility of Southeast Michigan’s cultural institutions for people with all abilities. It provides a forum for sharing best practices, ideas and resources focused around making cultural institutions more welcoming and inclusive. 

Click on our list of accessibility information for AANM. We have provided this list to ensure visitors can best experience the array of programs and offerings at our institution.

For more information on accessibility, please contact Jumana Salamey, Deputy Director, at jsalamey “at” accesscommunity.org.

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible entrances: Yes

Drop-off zone(s): Yes

Accessible restrooms: Yes

Wheelchairs/motorized scooters: Yes (courtesy wheelchairs)

Benches/seating in public areas: Yes

Shuttle service: No

Information courtesy of Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA)

Large print/braille maps/labels: No

Touch tours/hands-on interactives: No

Information courtesy of Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA)

Assistive listening devices: No

Sign language interpretation: Yes (available for docent-led group tours upon request with two-week notice)

Captioning on videos: No

Transcripts for audio: No

Information courtesy of Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA)

Program for people with dementia: No

Information courtesy of Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA)

Autism training for staff: Yes

Social stories: Yes

Sensory-friendly hours/days: Yes

Designated quiet spaces: Yes

Noise-canceling headphones/earplugs: Yes

Information courtesy of Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA)

Program/offering: No

Information courtesy of Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA)

Gender neutral/unisex restroom(s): Yes

Family restroom(s): Yes

Nursing room: No (available upon request)

Maps/guides in languages other than English: No

Economic accessibility: Museums for All

Information courtesy of Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA)


A SENSORY-FRIENDLY INSTITUTION

The Museum offers free sensory-friendly events designed for families affected by autism and other sensory-processing challenges four times a year. My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Sunday is hosted by trained Museum staff and docents and offers a crowd-free, less-stimulating environment for visitors to experience AANM. Guests can enjoy guided activities such as mosaic tile making, dabke (traditional Arab dance), scavenger hunts and more! For upcoming My Turn events, please refer to our calendar.

To prepare for your visit, review our Social Story 

A limited supply of headphones will be available; please bring your own headphones if available.

Thanks to our partnership with KultureCity, AANM is a certified Sensory Inclusive™ destination. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all of our guests, including those with sensory processing needs. Sensory bags containing a KCVIP badge, headphones, fidget tools and communication card are available at the front desk at all times, free of charge. Find us on the KultureCity app, available for iOS and Android.

Learn more about KultureCity and sensory inclusivity

Kulture City bag and items
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