Libraries for All: Accessible Library Services for Children with Disabilities and their Families
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
According to the CDC, 1 in 6 children experience disability. Due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, children with disabilities and their families are disconnected from their communities now more than ever before. How can libraries connect with these families and deliver more welcoming library experiences that support and welcome all abilities? In this webinar, gather strategies for making customer service interactions, programming, collections and services more inclusive for kids ages Birth to Grade 5 and their families.
Presented by :: Renee Grassi
Author, trainer, teacher, and library accessibility consultant Renee Grassi is a recognized leader and advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in libraries, schools, and communities. Renee has worked in public libraries for over 15 years, developing award-winning library programs that welcome, support, and serve disabled residents and their families and caregivers. Renee currently works at Dakota County Library, where she oversees youth and family programs and leads community-centered initiatives as Youth Services Manager. She is also the Chair of her library’s EDI Committee and member of her county’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Task Force. Learn more at reneegrassi.com.