Visitors with Special Needs

Our staff and volunteers are committed to making our programs accessible to all visitors. If you have questions or need assistance, please notify a member of our team or call (334) 242-4364.

An accessible entrance is located on Adams Avenue. Wheelchairs are available for use in the building. Inquire at the lobby desk, or call (334) 242-4364 to make arrangements in advance.

The Research Room lockers, microfilm readers, and tables are accessible. Staff can assist with book retrieval, copying of documents, or other Research Room requests as needed.

To arrange tours for special-needs visitors, call the department tour coordinator at (334) 242-4364.

Parking for Disabled Visitors

Five disability access parking spaces are located in the Archives and History parking lot, located across the street from our Adams Avenue entrance. Parking in this lot is free for Archives visitors. Most of these parking spaces are van-accessible. The City of Montgomery also provides some disability access parking spaces on Adams Avenue and Washington Avenue. Some city spaces have time restrictions.

Services for Visually Impaired

While visiting our museum galleries, you may notice many areas have low-level lighting. This is necessary to protect our collections from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. “Touch Carts” are available upon request for visitors with visual impairments. These carts contain replicas of many items on display in the various galleries. Items in our Hands-On Gallery may also be touched.

Services for Hearing Impaired

American Sign Language interpreter services are available with advanced notice. Please contact us at (334) 242-4364 at least ten days in advance of any department program or special event if you require an interpreter.

Guide Animals

Guide dogs and other assistance animals are welcome throughout the building. Please check in with the lobby desk as you enter the building.

Restroom and Water Fountain Access

Accessible restrooms and water fountains are located adjacent to the Malone Lobby on the first floor.

ADA Grievance Procedure

The Alabama Department of Archives and History does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or provision of services. The department has adopted an internal grievance resolution procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Complaints should be addressed to Alabama Department of Archives and History, P.O. Box 300100, Montgomery Alabama 36130-0100. Every effort will be made to negotiate a reasonable and equitable solution to any complaint brought against the Alabama Department of Archives and History.