Accessibility & Inclusion Statement
The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology is committed to providing access to the historical record of psychology and related human sciences to all audiences. We recognize the systematic barriers that lead to inequity and seek to contribute to the creation of a more inclusive and equitable culture. This includes addressing the historic and continuing role of psychology and human science and culture studies more generally in supporting and rationalizing unjust systems and practices. We stand against social injustice, including all forms of racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. Further, we recognize that the process of more accurately representing and uplifting marginalized groups within the historical record is both ongoing and necessary.
We are actively working to create inclusive exhibits and programming that center historically marginalized voices, as well as to ensure that these programs are designed to be accessible to all visitors. We will work to assist visitors with disabilities in accessing all portions of our museum and galleries, as well as in conducting research within our archival holdings.
The Cummings Center is located at 73 S. College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-4302. Bus service is provided by Akron Metro, and stops are located near the Cummings Center at the Mill & College and E. Market & College bus stops. Further route details are available from Akron Metro.
Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance. Visitors can also park in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces. Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.
Museums for All
The Cummings Center is proud to participate in the Museums for All program along with the Akron Art Museum, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron Zoo, Hower House Museum, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and Summit County Historical Society. Through this program, we offer reduced admission to our museum and galleries during all regular hours.
Admission to the Cummings Center is reduced to $3 per person for the family or group of anyone presenting a state-issued EBT card at the admissions desk. This discount is available for up to 4 individuals per EBT card. Visitors should also note that all children under the age of 18 regularly receive a discounted admission rate of $5.
The Museums for All program was launched in 2014 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMSL) in partnership with the Association of Children’s Museums.
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Wheelchairs & Strollers
The museum and galleries are accessible by wheelchair. A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The National Museum of Psychology is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the Institute galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available free of charge to those visiting the museum and archives. Select displays may not be fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available to access the content of these displays.
Standard strollers are welcome in the museum and galleries.
The museum and galleries includes a variety of audio, visual, and hands-on displays. Most video displays include open captioning. We are currently working to develop alternative forms of access for select displays.
Service animals are welcome in the museum and galleries.
Gendered multi-stall restrooms are available on the ground floor in the National Museum of Psychology. All visitors are welcome to use the restroom that best aligns with their gender identity. Multi-stall restrooms include a wheelchair-accessible stall.
Single-stall, gender neutral restrooms are available on the fourth floor. The fourth floor contains a wheelchair-accessible single-stall restroom.
Food and drinks, including water bottles, are not permitted in the museum and galleries. Backpacks and large bags must be left with the admissions desk.
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