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Thursday, April 20, 2023

EDI Panel-A Place for Everyone: Improving Library Access for Disabled Patrons and Staff

Start Date: 9/14/2023 10:30 AM EDT
End Date: 9/14/2023 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online Via Zoom


Organization Name: Maryland Library Association

Contact:
Ashley Teagle
Email: ateagle@smrla.org
Phone: (301) 884-0436 x811

Learn about the types of disabilities that impact library patrons, the history of disability rights, and ways to increase accessibility and accommodations for disabled patrons and library staff alike with speaker Kayla Martin-Grant.

A Place for Everyone: Improving Library Accessibility for Disabled Patrons and Staff Agenda

I. Disability theory and the history of disability rights in the US, the ADA, terminology to be aware of, types of disability, etc. w/ what stats specific to Maryland that I'm able to find

II. The accommodations process and the general climate of libraries re: disability (Ready, Willing, and Disabled Librarians survey discussion)

III. Large-scale accessibility improvements/policies to consider with regard to accommodations for staff

IV. Practical advice, resources, and ideas they can start working with ASAP

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 9/13/2023 11:45 PM

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