It has been more than 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act that outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities in the United States. Libraries have responded with a variety of initiatives. All libraries have a plan for serving people with disabilities, whether it is installation of ramps or creation of special needs story times. But improvements are always possible.
In this four week course, you will evaluate current library accessibility in areas of physical space, collections, communication, staff development, programming and partnerships. You will explore new technologies, such as mobile apps, that are being used by people with disabilities. You will explore how to include patrons in your planning and implementation process. Then you will begin developing your own plan for improving library services to people with disabilities.