Access Programs

The Portrait Gallery is committed to making its content accessible to everyone. This page provides information about programs tailored to visitors with a range of abilities.


Virtual Portrait Signs

Explore the National Portrait Gallery's collection with a Deaf gallery educator. These 60-minute virtual tours in American Sign Language are offered one Thursday a month on Zoom. Topics change monthly. Voice interpretation is provided. 

Please check Eventbrite for upcoming dates and to register. 


See Me at the Portrait Gallery:

Experience an interactive virtual tour of the museum that is tailored to individuals with dementia and their care partners. Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Ashley Grady at Access@si.edu or 202–633–2921.


Tours by Special Request

Tours can be tailored to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of your group. To make arrangements, contact NPGAccess@si.edu or 202-633-8506.


Student Programs

Student programs at the National Portrait Gallery can accommodate a variety of learners, including students with low vision or blindness, developmental or cognitive disabilities, and those requiring ASL interpretation.  To schedule a program for your class, go to the online registration page and provide as much information as possible in the relevant text boxes.