Accessibility from Legal Compliance to Disability Justice
Monday, September 5
Monday, September 5 – Sunday, October 2, 2022 | Four-week online course
How do we make our libraries more accessible for people with disabilities? The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, but barriers still exist for both patrons and staff with disabilities. Some activists and scholars have suggested that we need a more radical approach than the rights-based framework of legal compliance, an approach called disability justice. In this course you will learn different frameworks for understanding disability and achieving accessibility, and practice identifying these frameworks in your own work. You will think critically about your own approach to accessibility and make concrete changes to a project or area of work to increase access for marginalized individuals including those with disabilities.
CALL SPONSORED: CALL is offering a limited number of free seats to California library staff in this Library Juice Academy course. Please use the link above to register for one of these no-cost seats. In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.