lit.COLOGNE fosters inclusiveness

lit.COLOGNE is a festival for everyone! For the last 10 years, we have been making our offerings more and more accessible, so that people with disabilities can also visit the festival. That also goes for our digital program, which we are providing for the first time in 2021.

A large share of our streamed and on-demand events will have subtitles and will be supported by sign-language interpreters. For institutions such as senior centers, nursing homes and residential communities for people with disabilities, we offer a festival pass that includes advice about setting up the stream. Our ticket partner, egocentrics, will make online ticketing as accessible as possible.

In 2020, we held our second writing workshop for young people with learning difficulties. The texts written during the course of the workshop, along with others produced during the pandemic, will be presented at an event during the festival. It is important to us to integrate inclusive topics into our children’s and youth program, as well as into our adult program. We are glad to co-create events in close contact with various inclusion stakeholders. If you have any suggestions about how we can further improve accessibility, please get in touch.

We want to extend a big thank you to our partners over the past few years, without whose support our accessible development would not have been possible: Aktion Mensch e.V., the Kämpgen Foundation, mittendrin e.V., the Eckhard Busch Foundation, junge Stadt Köln e.V., Loor Ens GbR, VerbaVoice GmbH and all the others who advocate for inclusion. We look forward to continuing to foster inclusiveness together!


If you have questions about our accessible offerings, please contact us here: We are always happy to help!