Accessibility

The City Bar is committed to promoting accessibility and inclusion and to ensuring that individuals with a wide range of disabilities are able to fully and equally enjoy and access our facilities, programs, services and benefits. We are always seeking to improve the accessibility of our offerings in both the physical and virtual environments. If you have any questions regarding accessibility or accommodations, please contact Customer Relations at customerrelations@nycbar.org or (212) 382-6663.

In-Person Accessibility

The City Bar’s building is ADA accessible by use of our sidewalk wheelchair lift located at the 42 West 44th Street entrance. The lift's maximum capacity is 550 lbs.

Our front desk staff is always available to provide assistance. The front desk staff can be reached by pushing the intercom button located at the wheelchair lift panel on 44th street or by calling the front desk directly at (212) 382-6694.

Our building is also ADA accessible via the Bar Building, located next door at 36 West 44th Street, by taking the elevator to the second floor. Once there, press the button on the intercom to notify the front desk and gain entrance.

Single-gender accessible restrooms are located on the second floor off the Reception Area as well as opposite the CLE Training Center. There is also an all-gender accessible restroom located on the 3rd floor by the passenger elevator.

For the hearing-impaired, we offer sign language interpretation upon advance request and there are assisted-listening devices available at the front desk for use in our Meeting Hall. If you have a hearing or vision impairment, please contact our Customer Relations Department at customerrelations@nycbar.org or (212) 382-6663 and we will endeavor to accommodate you.

Service animals are welcome at the City Bar.

Digital Accessibility

We appreciate that online services and programs can heighten engagement for many of our members. To that end, we currently offer the following features:

  • For our online CLE programming, automated closed captioning can be requested in advance by contacting customerrelations@nycbar.org. We are working with our outside provider to make this feature user-enabled. If captions are turned on during the livestream, they will appear later in the on-demand version of the program.
  • For all programs (whether CLE or not), committee meetings and other events streamed live on Zoom, automated captions or auto-transcription are enabled as the default for viewers, who may choose to leave these features on or turn them off.
  • All videos posted to our website are hosted on YouTube, which offers user-enabled closed caption and transcript features. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.

Our website is designed to be compatible with assistive technologies, including NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver, and TalkBack screen readers. The pending upgrade of our website will incorporate the following minimum requirements: HTML5, WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance, and website usability testing which will include testers with disabilities.