The Wolf Humanities Center values inclusivity and we aim to create a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds. Please email the Wolf Humanities Center team or call us at 215.573.8280 to request accommodations or discuss any concerns. 


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.

Hearing Access

American Sign Language Interpretation
The Wolf Humanities Center will gladly provide ASL interpretation at any of the in-person or online public events we host. If at all possible, we appreciate requests be submitted with at least two weeks notice. 

Seating Close to Stage or Speakers
If you would like to sit near the stage for optimal viewing of the ASL interpreters or lip-reading, or to be near the auditoriums' speakers, we are happy to reserve seats for you and your guests. Advance notice requested.

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. Please browse our 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 contact the Wolf team in advance of the event, so we can ensure that proper accommodations can be made.

Wink on stage at Deaf/Hearing Story Slam

ASL advocate and performer Wink Smith, Jr. at our 2018 Deaf/Hearing Story Slam