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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!
  • MLS extends a big thank you to Mare Parker O’Toole, Assistant Director of the Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, for coordinating this program, and to the Earl Center and staff for hosting and helping!

Please visit our Program Guide for the agenda and speaker/facilitator bios.



Related LibGuide: One in Five: Disability Essentials in Your Library by Kelly Woodside

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