Improving Your Library’s Accessibility


  • March 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Source: Inclusive Services Assessment and Guide for Wisconsin Libraries produced by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

 

Presenters:
Robin Jones, Director, Great Lakes ADA Center, Chicago (IL)

Ms. Jones provides training, consultation and technical assistance on ADA and has expertise in architectural accessibility, community integration, educational accommodations and accessibility of information technology.

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth & Inclusive Services Consultant, WI DPI

 

Libraries should be open, accessible, and welcoming to all—from online to in-person interactions. Learn about the tools and resources that will help your library identify and address barriers to improve accessibility. Workshop participants will be eligible to apply for mini grant funds up to $500 to help their library’s assessments and improvements.

 

Learning Objectives: Participants will…

  • Increase their knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for public buildings, program access and how compliance can be incorporated as part of a library’s strategic plan or building maintenance budget
  • Know more about inclusivity in Wisconsin libraries and the newly published Inclusive Services Assessment and Guide for Wisconsin Public Libraries
  • Be more aware of related agencies and organizations

Sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems: Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and Monarch Library System. Partial funding is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the form of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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Venue:  

Address:
W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 53051, United States