A new booklet providing information on facilities for the handicapped at 13 Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo has recently been issued by the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped and the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Public Affairs.

The 25-page booklet contains facts on transportation, parking and the availability of wheelchairs, interpreters and guidebooks in both braille and recorded tape editions.

A brief description of the collections and exhibits in each museum is followed by information on accessibility and symbols indicating the availability of restrooms, water fountains, first aid, restaurants and telephones for the handicapped.

A centerfold map shows the location of museums on the National Mail with information on Metro stations, parking for disabled persons, sidewalks, ramps, steps and revolving doors.

Single copies of the publication are available free of charge from the Smithsonian's Visitor Information and Associates Reception Center, Washington, D.C. 20560 or the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, D.C. 20210.

Copies may also be requested at information desks throughout the Smithsonian or by calling the Smithsonian's TTY number, 381-4448.

A limited edition in braille is available upon request through the Smithsonian Visitor Information and Association Reception Center for use at the center in the Castle building or at information centers in each museum. a