Be sure to register and add these events to your must-watch list!
Friday, June 25, 2021 2:15pm-3:15pm
Whether in cyberspace or a brick and mortar building libraries are places of community. They are places where people of all backgrounds can find information and a good book and can celebrate individual cultures and the larger community. They ought to be places where everyone feels welcome. Yet many adults with disabilities do not see libraries as a positive destination even when there are no physical barriers. They may come to our libraries in groups and not engage. If students, they may avoid libraries to the detriment of their graded. Or they may not think of us at all.
We all can create library environments that welcome everyone, and programs are our invitations. Join us to learn how from other librarians who are currently serving the adults with disabilities in their communities.
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:30am-11:30am
Accessibility is all of our jobs! Join a panel of practitioners as we explore best practices and current issues libraries face as we work to include everyone. Learn about digital accessibility, Adaptive Technology, designing physical and sensory spaces and current policy issues. Hear from public, academic and state librarians. Universal Design is for everyone, including you.