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Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

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 and volunteers as long as you create an OCLC account.Read 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

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 to form its accessibility policy or guidelines. Quick Facts Libraries, in general, have made aRead more about Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model[…]

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) offers training and auditing primarily based on building accessibility. They offer unique programs, professional training, and in British Columbia, a grants program that provides funding to improve the accessibility of spaces that have received the RHF certification. Quick Facts 1 in 5 Canadians, more than 6.2 million, currently live withRead more about Rick Hansen Foundation[…]

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

Information on different types of people for graphic communication, website and information designers including free reusable infographic A data-driven examination of different types of disabilities encountered by various population demographics and how it impacts their access to digital content. The article presents statistics on groups of the population (demographics), different types of people, related issues,Read more about User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting[…]

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

This is a great quick summary and infographic detailing the ways people are motivated to implement accessible changes. It is a pyramid hierarchy similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, with Guilt being at the bottom and Inspire being at the top. Quick Facts The order of the pyramid, from top to bottom, is: Guilt as a motivationRead more about WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change[…]