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Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries
May 3, 2021 All day
In this Library Juice Academy course you will be introduced to accessibility and universal design in libraries. Approximately 15% of the population worldwide live with some type of disability, making individuals with disabilities an important and often underserved constituency for libraries.
Despite this, many libraries overlook simple and affordable measures that could improve their accessibility. In this course, you will learn concrete techniques for improving your library’s accessibility for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. You will learn the meaning of accessibility and universal design and how these apply in a library setting through a combination of readings, hands-on exercises, online discussions, and demonstration videos.
Presented by :: Carli Spina, Head of Research & Instructional Services, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
Course dates: May 3 – May 30, 2021
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