American Sign Language
The Cell House Tour is available in American Sign Language on a hand held device. Please indicate to a Cell House staff member that you need the American Sign Language hand held device. A written transcript of the Cell House Audio Tour is also available upon request. In addition, the Alcatraz Cruises safety video, played on the trip to Alcatraz Island, features an embedded American Sign Language interpreter. The Alactraz Island Dock Orientation is also available in American Sign Language.
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Enjoy this video welcoming visitors to Alcatraz and explaining the accessible features on the island in American Sign Language. Every visitor to Alcatraz Island receives a dock orientation. You can view a complete orientation in ASL below.
Assistive Listening Devices
To amplify voice and improve understanding during park programs, personal assistive listening devices are available throughout the recreation area. For information on where to find an asssisted listening device, please refer to the site below.
Assistive Listening Devices are available at Pier 33 for use on Alcatraz Island. Please request an assisted listening device at the ticket booth when you pick up your tickets at Pier 33 prior to your arrival on the island. You will be outfitted with a receiver at the booth and may ask question regarding its use.
Muir Woods National Monument
The Muir Woods Assistive Listening Program is currently available at the visitor center at Muir Woods. If you are planning on taking a Park Ranger or docent lead tour and require assistive listening, please ask a Ranger or Parks Conservancy docent at the visitor center to provide you with a receiver.
Fort Point National Historic Site
Assistive Listening Devices are available at Fort Point. Please ask a Ranger for assistance. The devices are available for all Ranger Led Tours, the videos shown in the theater and the Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit.
Assitive Listening Devices are available for all Ranger Led Tours offered within Marin Headlands. Please visit the Marin Headlands Visitor Center or ask a Park Ranger for more information.
Video CaptionsVideos throughout the park, on our park website and on our park YouTube channel feature either open or closed captioning.
All exhibits which feature audio are open captioned or have text equivalent versions available. Videos on our park website and Youtube channel feature either open and closed captioning.
Safety Video (Shown on ferry) - Open Captioned (English) & Embedded Interpretation (ASL)
Orientation Video - Open Captioned (English) & Subtitled (Spanish)
We Hold the Rock: The Indian Occupation of Alcatraz - Open Captioned (English)
Fort Point Accessibility Videos - Open Captioned (English)
Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit - Open Captioned (English)
William Penn Mott Jr. Presidio Visitor Center
Video Exhibits - Open Captioned (English)
Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Orientation Video - Open Captioned (English)
WebEducation Orientation Videos
Closed CaptioningSeveral videos on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area YouTube channel feature closed captions.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area strives for full and equal participation for all visitors and continually upgrades facilities to make them more accessible. Please feel free to e-mail us with any comments, suggestions or questions.
Last updated: November 22, 2019