Accessibility

Accessibility

The Wolf Humanities Center values inclusivity and we aim to create a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds.


While our 2020-2021 programs will be presented online, we will be happy to provide ASL interpretation on request.

How to Request ASL Interpretation for an Online Event

The Wolf Humanities Center will gladly provide ASL interpretation at any of the live online events we host. If at all possible, we appreciate requests be submitted with at least two weeks notice. Please email us to request live interpretation.

Video Footage with Closed Captions or ASL Interpretation

Videos of our past programs, beginning with the Center's 2018-19 Forum on Stuff, are closed-captioned in American English. We also have a growing collection of videos presented with ASL interpretation. If we are planning to record an event and later post footage with ASL interpretation, we will make note of it on the event page.


How to Request an Accommodation for a Live Event through Eventbrite

We request pre-registration for most of our live events through our Eventbrite portal.

Requests or questions about special accommodations, including, but not limited to wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, and ASL interpretation, should be directed to the Wolf Humanities Center team. We are happy to take your request or question by email.


Physical Access

Wheelchair-accessible seats

We select venues with wheelchair-accessible entrances and seating. Most of our venues are general admission, however, we reserve seats for anyone using a wheelchair or motorized scooter and their guests. Advanced notice is not required, but is appreciated.

Aisle seats

We reserve seats on an aisle or another desired location that provides better access for you and your guests. Service Animals. We welcome service animals and reserve seats with ample adjacent space for the service animal.

Penn Museum accessibility

Our event spaces include Rainey Auditorium and Widener Auditorium.


Hearing Access

American Sign Language Interpretation

The Wolf Humanities Center will gladly provide ASL interpretation at any of the public events we host. If at all possible, we appreciate requests be submitted with at least two weeks notice. Please email us or call us at 215.573.8280 to request live interpretation.

Seating Close to Stage

If you would like to sit near the stage for optimal viewing of the ASL interpreters or lip-reading, we are happy to reserve seats for you and your guests. To reserve a seat through Eventbrite, check the box next to "Reserved Seating for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing” on the event page, then click "Register." We are also happy to reserve your seats by phone or email.

Assistive Listening Devices

Penn Museum, and some other venues, offer assistive listening devices. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.

Video Footage with Closed Captions or ASL Interpretation

 Videos of our past programs, beginning with the Center's 2018-19 Forum on Stuff, are closed-captioned in American English. We also have a growing collection of videos presented with ASL interpretation.


Visual Access Seating Near the Stage

We are happy to reserve seats close to the stage for any guests with low vision and their companions. Please email or call the Wolf Center staff in advance of the event, so we can ensure that proper accommodations can be made.