Accessibility

Accessibility is a general concept that applies to physical access to buildings  for persons with a disability as well as Web access  thanks to new technology (handheld computers, tablets, cell phones, etc.).

Web accessibility provides persons with a disability and those who cannot use a mouse with access to information on Internet sites. For example, technical (refreshable braille displays) and software (screen-to-speech software) aids allow blind people to access information on Web pages. Accessibility also makes browsing the Internet easier for people with reduced mobility. 

In conformance with the Act to Secure Handicapped Persons in the Exercise of their Rights with a View to Achieving Social, School and Workplace Integration (RSQ, c E-20.1), the Musée publishes an annual action plan with respect to persons with a disability (in French).

Interested parties may find more details in this plan about the measures taken by the Musée to ensure persons with a disability can access the Musée’s buildings, services and activities. 

Accessibility for People with Reduced Mobility

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is an establishment adapted to the needs of persons with a disability.

The Musée complies with the standards set by Kéroul, the Québec organization that provides information for people with limited physical ability and lobbies on their behalf.

The museum building (including exhibition galleries, elevators and restrooms) is accessible and adapted to the needs of people in wheelchairs.

As well, a number of wheelchairs are available (free of charge) for use by visitors. Lightweight, portable stools for visitors’ use are also available at the ticket counter.

Access for people in wheelchairs

A wheelchair-accessible entrance is located next to the museum’s main entrance at 185 Sainte-Catherine. To enter through this locked door, simply press the interphone button to speak to the museum’s security personnel.

Parking for people with reduced mobility

Parking spaces for people with reduced mobility are available at Place des Arts. To use these spaces, you must contact Place des Arts security personnel to obtain help getting from the parking garage to Sainte-Catherine Street. You can then enter the museum through the reserved entrance.

Municipal parking spaces with adapted parking meters, as well as reserved parking spaces, are also available in several locations in the borough of Ville-Marie. For more information, visit the Stationnement de Montréal website.

Educational services

Our exhibition galleries and workshops are accessible to people with reduced mobility. Moreover, the Musée’s art workshops and interactive tours can be adapted to the needs of groups or individual visitors.

You can find all the information you need on our programming in our Education section.

Please let us know of your specific needs when making a reservation.

Web Accessibility Policy

Web accessibility provides persons with a disability and those who cannot use a mouse with access to information on Internet sites. For example, technical (refreshable braille displays) and software (screen-to-speech software) aids allow blind people to access information on Web pages. Accessibility also makes browsing the Internet easier for people with reduced mobility.

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is aware of the issues related to Internet accessibility and of the importance of giving everyone equal access to the information and services available on our website.

That is why we created a continuous improvement program, to gradually bring all of our website’s existing and future content into line with the Québec government’s accessibility standards.

Help us improve our website

Help us make our website more accessible or user-friendly by:

  • reporting any difficulties you encounter using it;
  • telling us of any problematic aspects;
  • giving us feedback;
  • making recommendations.

All of your comments are important to us.

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