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Welcome to our comprehensive resource hub dedicated to enhancing event and performance accessibility. Below, you'll find a curated list of websites and resources offering valuable insights and tools. But remember, The Accessibility Library is more than a list of items- it is also a dedicated team committed to helping you and your organization take steps toward a more inclusive Summit County!  For that reason, you can contact our team through this quick and easy form!

Our team is equipped with the expertise to provide personalized guidance and support, ensuring your event is inclusive and enjoyable for all. Explore the resources below, and feel free to connect with us for additional assistance.

Web Accessibility

  • W3C Web Accessibility Initiative: Videos

Ohio Arts Council Resources

Interpreting Agencies

  • Greenleaf Family Center 
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • Community Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CSD)
    • Interpreting
    • American Sign Language Classes
    • Community Events
    • Presentations & Workshops

Accessible Transportation Services

United Disability Services has lift-equipped vans and buses available to provide accessible shuttle services for community events. Transportation services are available Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m., after hours and weekends. All drivers are trained and vehicles inspected for safety. For rates and more information, contact Jim Acton, director of UDS Transportation Services, by calling 330-762-9751.

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.