This ToolKit provides libraries with some general information about putting together an Accessibility Fair as a service to the community and as a way of developing relationships with and awareness of the local special needs sector and those who serve them.

Download the entire Accessibility Toolkit (PDF document)


Sample Forms and Promotional Items

These forms and promotional items are intended for use as examples and may be copied to whatever extent the Fair planning team chooses. Samples provided in large print are ready to use and intended to be used in large print. Other samples will need to be provided in large print, and Braille if possible, after your library develops its version of the item.


Toolkit Table of Contents

  • What is Universal Accessibility?
  • Why libraries are addressing Universal Accessibility
  • How Accessibility Fairs help libraries address Universal Accessibility
  • Finding a partner and building your planning committee
  • Meeting with your planning committee
  • Setting goals
  • Budgeting for the event
  • Providing education or training sessions during the Fair
  • Determining the date, time, place and event name
  • Finding local service providers, vendors and other potential exhibitors
  • Promoting the Fair
  • Making it happen
  • After the Fair
  • Additional resources
         Quotable quotes
         Success stories
         Suggested Accessibility Fair supply kit
         Tips to make the Fair more accessible to residents and guests
              With limited hearing
              With limited mobility
                 With limited speech
               With limited vision
         Sample forms and promotional items