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Enhance Accessibility: Bridge the Digital Divide for Patrons with Disabilities!

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 7/30/2020
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 Many people with disabilities go from being surrounded by their teachers, peers, and helpers regularly, to being by themselves more often and needing to learn strategies for independence. Creating an environment that focuses on understanding disabilities and leverages learning tools can help with education and in daily life. Learn some tips for understanding disabilities and aiding with independence as well as cool websites, tools, and apps that can help our diverse library patrons.

What you will learn:

• What is a disability?
• What accessibility standards and laws do you need to know for your library?
• How does a disability impact a patron’s digital library experience?
• How can libraries improve this digital experience?
• How to Make the Case for Accessibility?
• What are some tools and apps that can help?


Academic Library staff will be interested in this webinar because it will help them understand and relate to students and provide technological resources to help them in research. Academic library staff will want to attend because they will learn how to help their students navigate the library better.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because it will help them understand and to relate to patrons and provide technological resources to help them with basic services. Public library staff will want to attend because they encounter every kind of disability in their patrons.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will enjoy this webinar because it will help them understand and relate to students with disabilities and their parents. They will want to attend because this webinar will provide tools that will help parents and teachers.

Special Librarians will be interested in this workshop because it will help them relate to diverse patrons and disabilities and provide technological resources to help them in performing research.

Location: Web Based Training
Registration Ends: 7/30/2020 at 8:00 AM
Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Rollins is a Research and Writing Specialist at the Air University Press at Maxwell Air Force Base. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Alabama and teaches Digital Reference, Collection Development, and Organization of Information, among other courses. Stephanie serves on both regional and state library committees, and she has 23 years of experience in academic and special libraries. She holds a BA in English from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Library Service and a Doctorate in Public Administration (both from the University of Alabama).
Contact: Luly Castro
Contact Number: (239) 313-6338
Presenter: Stephanie Rollins, Ph.D.
Status: Closed


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