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The accessibility of an event is not merely a factor in its success; it's also the key to creating a more enriching and enjoyable experience for all in attendance.

The Accessibility Library is proud to guide you in taking significant strides towards ensuring that volunteers, guests, staff, and performers at your events can fully immerse themselves and actively participate in the vibrancy of your festivals, performances, community gatherings, and shows.

Available Resources

The Accessibility Library provides items available for check-out as well as support at all stages of planning. Through The Accessibility Library you can:

The Accessibility Library is a strategy identified in the Akron/Summit Cultural Plan (2020) which originated with artist and advocate Alicia Hopkins. The thoughtful implementation of a process by which nonprofit community groups could access assistive technology and support items for events has been carried forward by the following organizations:


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Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.