Deaf Services

Cabrillo National Monument welcomes individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to the park! The following services are available to you. If there is something else you may need to help your visit be easier, please call ahead. For more information, please ask a ranger at the park or contact us in advance. Please email or call 619-523-4285.

ASL Interpreters

Please provide at least 5 days notice to request an ASL interpreter for formal ranger programs in the park. Contact the interpretation office by phone (619-523-4285) or email to make your request.

Ranger in uniform stands in front of a hanging purple, white, and gold flag. She signs vote in ASL.
A park ranger stands in front of a 19th Amendment flag and makes the ASL sign for vote.

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Signing Rangers

Several staff members are learning ASL and are happy to talk with you directly. Please come by the visitor center so we can tell you about the park, as well as learn a few new signs from you!


Open-Captioned Videos

All films and videos shown at the park are open-captioned.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) in the Auditorium

These portable devices amplify sound for our videos. Three videos are in the Visitor Center Auditorium: In Search of Cabrillo, Edge of Land and Sea, and First Breath: Grey Whales. One movie is played every hour on a rotating basis. Pick up an ALD at the Visitor Center. English language amplification is on Channel F.


One-way Portable Microphones

Rangers and volunteers can wear a headphone microphone upon request.



There are several loud sounds that are heard on a regular basis in different areas of the park. The Visitor Center is close to the North Island Naval Air Base. Therefore, several loud planes and helicopters roar through the bay area. You may feel this as you stand by the Visitor Center or at the Cabrillo statue.

Volunteer with Cabrillo National Monument!

Local to the park? We can use your help! We have several volunteer opportunities available to you. One opportunity is the Accessibility Support Assistant. People in this volunteer position will help Cabrillo National Monument stay accessible and welcoming as possible to individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Last updated: September 30, 2020

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


619 523-4285

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