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YA Disability Database

YA Disability Database

Creator: YA Disability Database Date Updated: March 28, 2022 YA (Young Adult) Disability Database is a curated booklist of YA novels that feature disability representation. This database compiles together book recommendations that libraries can use to build their collection or as a resource for patrons. Quick Facts The database provides information about the books, includingRead more about YA Disability Database[…]

Accessible library programming for kids and teens

Accessible library programming for kids and teens

Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: March 28, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides resources for libraries to create accessible programming for kids and teens. The resources include tips for making your programming inclusive, considerations about the physical spaces of your programming, and examples of accessible programming. Quick Facts CELA’sRead more about Accessible library programming for kids and teens[…]

Social Story: Ready for Reading

Social Story: Ready for Reading

Creator: Toronto Public Library Date Updated: March 28, 2022 The Toronto Public Library (TPL) presents a Social Story to help children become familiar with their library. Social Stories are learning tools for children that describe different experiences and situations they will encounter when visiting their public library. TPL suggests that parents or teachers read thisRead more about Social Story: Ready for Reading[…]

Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels

Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels

Creator: Hootsuite Date Updated: August 19, 2022 The Hootsuite Blog presents guidelines to make your social media posts accessible. Making sure that your social media is accessible will create an inclusive environment and reach a larger audience. Quick Facts The inclusive design increases the number of people who can access your social media. Making itRead more about Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels[…]

Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations

Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations

Creator: National Network for Equitable Library Service Date Updated: January 28, 2022 The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) provides an online repository for library patrons with print disabilities. NNELS works with organizations, libraries, and publishers to create accessible books. NNELS has tested and compiled a list of reading systems so that you canRead more about Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations[…]

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: August, 19, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides content for people with print disabilities and has webinars for libraries and library staff to help them create accessible services and support the needs of their patrons with disabilities. This webinar explores how libraries can supportRead more about All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia[…]

Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries

Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries

Creator: Accessible Libraries Date Updated: January 19, 2022 Hello and welcome! To get you started on your accessibility journey, we’ve summarized information from the Accessibility 101 webinar. The fact and links below will help you establish foundational knowledge that you can build on. General Tips There are many different types of disabilities that present inRead more about Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries[…]

What is a print disability?

What is a print disability?

Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: January 14, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides libraries with informational YouTube videos. This video discusses the term “print disability” and the content CELA provides to serve those patrons. Quick Facts The term “print disability” is a general term for different groups of personsRead more about What is a print disability?[…]

Described and Captioned Media Program

Described and Captioned Media Program

Creator: Described and Captioned Media Program Date Updated: October 21, 2021 The Described and Captioned Media Program is a free-loan library of accessible educational media for teachers and family members of K-12 students. The videos available range in subjects from Art History to Sports and Recreation. Along with providing free content, this site also containsRead more about Described and Captioned Media Program[…]

Project Enable

Project Enable

Creator: Project Enable Date Updated: August 23, 2022 Project Enable provides a comprehensive set of training designed specifically for public, academic, or school librarians. This is a completely free resource and contains a group account option that allows your library staff to register and complete the training together. Quick Facts Libraries need to commit toRead more about Project Enable[…]

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Creator: Florida State University Date Updated: October 21, 2021 Four training modules are centred around making the library accessible for people with autism. The course includes research-based checklists, examples of materials, tip sheets, lists, and templates to implement best practices in your unique library setting. This self-paced course is free to all library workers andRead more about Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information[…]

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Creator: Joanne Kaeding, Diane L. Velasquez, and Deborah Price Date Updated: October 21, 2021 This paper reports on an investigation of factors influencing access to public libraries for children with disabilities and their families from the perspective of the public librarian. This could be a valuable reference for any library or children’s department looking toRead more about Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model[…]