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"Stories of Inclusion": Public Webinar Series at Alexander Library

October 2, 2015
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This series is part of the Libraries' semester-long celebration and recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This fall, the Libraries are joining the Office of Disability Services in a celebration and recognition of the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  As part of this program, we will be hosting a three-part “Watch and Talk” webinar series on accessibility in libraries and other cultural institutions entitled Stories of Inclusion:  Inclusive Practices at Cultural Institutions.

In this webinar series—a collaboration between the American Alliance of Museums and the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums—advocates and experts explore issues of accessibility and inclusion from the perspective of visitors, staff, and facility/program users in museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions:

  • Wednesday, October 7:  ADA at 25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions
  • Wednesday, October 14:  Responding to Visitors Who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision
  • Wednesday, October 28:  Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental, and Emotional Disabilities

The schedule for each of the three days is as follows:

  • 1:30-1:50 p.m.:  check-in and gathering at the ADA 25 exhibit in the Alexander Library lobby
  • 2-3:30 p.m.:  live webinar screening (Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th floor)
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: post-webinar discussion and reflection

Anyone may attend part or all of this free webinar series.  Please register> in advance.

For more information, contact Joseph Abraham, chair, Advisory Committee on Library Services for Persons with Disabilities.

"Watch and Talk" events are hosted by local institutions in collaboration with the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums, the AAM Education Committee (EdCom), the AAM Diversity Committee (DivCom), and the Museum Access Consortium (MAC). This program series is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), creating strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the IMLS.