The following sites in Yad Vashem are accessible to persons with physical disabilities: the Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion, Visual Center, Learning Center, Synagogue, Children’s Memorial, Hall of Remembrance, Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations, Warsaw Ghetto Square, Cattle Car- Memorial to the Deportees, International School for Holocaust Studies, Library and Archives, Administration and Research Building, Visitors’ Center, Cafeteria, Bookstore, Auditorium Building, and other memorials and statues on the Mount of Remembrance.
The Valley of the Communities is not accessible for persons with physical disabilities. The Garden of the Righteous is partially accessible.
- Parking: Specially designated parking spaces are available in the underground parking lot.
- Restroom Facilities: All public restroom facilities are wheelchair-accessible.
- Elevators: Elevators can be found in the Visitors’ Center, Hope Square (at the exit of the Holocaust History Museum), The International School for Holocaust Studies, and the Administration and Research Building.
- Wheelchairs: Wheelchairs are available in the Cloakroom, situated on the lower level of the Visitors’ Center.
- Chairs: Chairs for the use of visitors have been placed along the entire route of the Holocaust History Museum. Additionally, portable folding chairs which allow for sitting down in practically all locations within the museum are available at the Cloakroom, situated at the lower level of the Visitors’ Center.
Tools for the Hearing Impaired
Hearing impaired visitors in the Holocaust History Museum can borrow an assistive device worn on the neck that transfers the words of the guide or the personal audio guide to their hearing aid. The device is compatible with type T hearing aids.
Sign language translators arriving with visitors are welcome to participate in guided tours, as well as those individuals accompanying the visually impaired.
For more information, please contact the Reservations Center
Assistance for Visually Impaired Persons in the Library
Yad Vashem recently installed tools in the reading room of the Library to enlarge texts for visually impaired persons. The new tools enlarge the text, enabling visually impaired persons to read the archival material more easily, thus facilitating their searches for information. Additionally, the computers in the reading room of the Library and in the Hall of Names can enlarge the text on the computer displays.