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[DEI Training Series] Creating Accessible Virtual Programs for Children with Disabilities and their Families with Renee Grassi

[DEI Training Series] Creating Accessible Virtual Programs for Children with Disabilities and their Families with Renee Grassi

According to the CDC, 1 in 6 children experience disability. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children with disabilities and their families are disconnected from their communities now more than ever before. How then can libraries connect with these families and deliver more accessible virtual library experiences that support and welcome all abilities? In this presentation, Renee Grassi will share tips and strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating virtual storytimes and other virtual programming to make them more inclusive for all.

Learning Outcomes:

  • acquire at least 5 accessibility tools or strategies to apply in virtual storytime
  • learn at least 5 strategies for adapting and incorporating hands-on activities into virtual storytimes
  • increase awareness of the value of accessibility and inclusion in virtual programming for people with disabilities

Will this Workshop be Recorded? Yes

About the Instructor: Author, blogger, speaker, and trainer Renee Grassi is a recognized library leader and advocate for youth and families. In 2012, she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work creating programs and services for youth with disabilities and their families. Renee has been a member of the ALSC Committee for Special Populations and their Caregivers and was a regular ALSC blogger for more than eight years. In addition, she was one of the founding Board Members of Illinois’s Targeting Autism Forum and also a co-founding member of SNAILS—an Illinois librarian networking group dedicated to developing more accessible libraries to children and teens with disabilities. Most recently, she contributed as a co-author of ALSC’s Virtual Storytime Services Guide. Renee graduated from Dominican University’s GSLIS Program and has worked in public libraries for over thirteen years. Renee is currently Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library in Minnesota. Learn more at www.reneegrassi.com

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Date:
Friday, May 21, 2021
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Online
Campus:
Webinar
Categories:
   Community      School Libraries      Youth Services  

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