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1 in 5: Disability Essentials in Your Library

According to federal statistics, one in five people in the United States has a disability. How can libraries better understand and support this population, and welcome them among our patrons and staff? Join us for this program, which will include:

  • Disabilities 101 – history, types, incidence, language, etc.
  • A design thinking activity to help you assess your library community’s specific needs
  • An opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to navigate the world in a wheelchair, use assistive software to access the internet, and more!
  • A panel on how to recruit and support staff with disabilities
  • Plenty of resources for follow-up!

Featured speaker:
Mare Parker O’Toole, Assistant Director of the Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, Wheelock College

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Date:
Friday, December 8, 2017
Time:
9:00am - 3:00pm
Location:
Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, Wheelock College, Boston
Campus:
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