Accesibility and your visit

For visiting the site and we look forward to making your visit convenient and comfortable. If you are requiring special assitance, we encourage you to call 319-362-7375 prior to visiting.

  • A wheelchair lift provides access to the first floor of the mansion.
  • A fully accessible restroom is available on the first floor of the mansion and in the Visitor Center. Events requiring portable restrooms will also offer an accessible option. 
  • A video tour with captions explains the site's history and incorporates images of the mansion and grounds for individuals unable to climb the mansion's stairs.
  • The Visitor Center, including exhibitions and gift shop, is fully accessible.
  • Wide sidewalks and roadways make the grounds wheelchair accessible.
  • Handicap designated parking spaces are available both near the Visitor Center and mansion for tours, and at all Brucemore events.

Accesibility on the web

Here are a few recommendations to help make your browsing experience more accessible:

If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.

If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.

Volume Controls

Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service have their own additional volume controls. Try adjusting your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.

We invite you to contact us by email or by calling (319) 362-7375 during our business hours for assistance in accessing content on the web or if the recommendations above do not meet your needs.